Section for FAQs regarding i-Tree Streets (STRATUM)
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This is a basic question but a student in a class has asked us what a street tree is and how far from street does have to be to become a Non-Street tree? I assume that the tree is within the ROW or sidewalk but I have gone through the site and the literature and cannot find a reference to this in the literature. Perhaps I am missing the obvious here but do you have a definition of a street tree. Does anyone have a definition they can share or could you direct me to a paper or section of the manual that provides this information?
Sorry, I'm not aware of any standard definition and this seems to vary by locality or by local interpretation...at least in the States. Other countries may differ. From i-Tree's perspective, the designation of what is a street tree and is included in an assessment is made by local project managers. Keep in mind if you are using i-Tree Streets, it is applying benefits like energy effects and aesthetic values to all trees regardless if a trees actually have these values. For example, a woodlot that has trees along a street may have trees along the boundary managed/pruned as a street tree for public safety, but may not have any energy effect or aesthetic value that a street tree in front of a dwelling.
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