urban forestry harvesting numbers & metrics

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urban forestry harvesting numbers & metrics

Post by alibama » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 am

i'm brand new to this toolset - there are a bunch of trees that have to be brought down in charlottesville - emerald ash borer related. i wanted to know if anyone had thoughts on calculating the potential carbon sequestration numbers for making boards out the wood vs mulching? i'm sure there are a lot of variables and unknowns with this kind of calculus, but it'd be really helpful to get a ballpark estimate to get the conversation going

thanks for any ideas
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Re: urban forestry harvesting numbers & metrics

Post by Jason.Henning » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:38 am

These calculations aren't included in the i-Tree tools but there is some life-cycle analysis out there that might be relevant. You could start with this paper, https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... H4QWSNOQLR. Some of the works cited in there and some of the works citing that paper, which can be found with Google Scholar, might also be relevant.
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Re: urban forestry harvesting numbers & metrics

Post by azelaya » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:30 am

You may also want to reach out to your state urban and community forestry coordinator. UCF Coordinators are a good starting place to find out what other cities in VA or elsewhere may be doing regarding wood utlization and EAB impacts.

Arbor Day has a page with all state coordinators

If that is not current, you can also go to the VA Forestry site and check their links for resources. Many states have local foresters who provide technical assistance to landowners and may be able to help you evaluate local options.
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