Friday, December 1

1:45 pm–2:45 pm

i-Tree: Tools for Consulting Arborists

This presentation will provide an overview of the i-Tree applications and their implementation, model inputs and outputs, and limitations that Consulting Arborists must understand before putting the tools into practice.

Scott Maco
The Davey Insitute
Kirkland, Washington

Scott Maco provides management and leadership for research and development at the Davey Institute. His focus is on applied research and development of urban forest assessment and management tools. Specifically, Mr. Maco works to create new technologies that provide better access and understanding of the environmental benefits of trees and how ecosystem services can be enhanced by managing urban forest structure. He has extensive experience in planning, designing, and implementing urban forestry enhancement projects and developing the tools to facilitate effective resource management. Through a collaborative effort, Mr. Maco leads development of the i‐Tree Tools software suite and provides  direction for many ongoing federal, state, university, and private sector cooperative research projects for Davey. Mr. Maco previously served as a research forester for the USDA Forest Service. He has a B.S. in urban forestry from the University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources and an M.S. in horticulture and agronomy from the University of California, Davis.