Harmonisation of urban tree inventories between Europe and USA

Urban tree inventories are one of the most important sources of information when working with the urban forest. As a part in making these inventories comparable on an international level collaboration between the US Forrest Service and European researchers have started by a short term scientific mission funded by the COST Action FP1204. During a visit from the 7th to the 22nd of September at Rutgers University, US Forest Service and New York City, Dr Johan Östberg from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences initiated collaboration on implementing his Ph.D. work on harmonisation of data collection for urban trees into the work conducted by the US Forest Service. This work will potentially enable direct comparison of urban tree inventory data between Europe and North America.

Johan Östberg, Researcher/PhD