Research

Research Databases and Search Engines

i-TREE

i-Tree

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban and rural forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of trees and forests and the environmental services that trees provide.

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Literature Review Series

ISA's Science and Research Committee has commissioned a series of comprehensive literature reviews on several arboricultural topics. The products of these reviews include a peer-reviewed article for Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, a technology transfer piece in Arborist News, an online searchable citation database, and more.

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TreeSearch

TreeSearch is an online system for locating and delivering publications by scientists in the USDA Forest Service. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by our scientists, but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science.

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University of Minnesota Libraries Urban Forestry Database

The University of Minnesota Library System has created an urban forestry database that indexes publications relating to the history of urban forestry; urban forest legislation; the benefits of urban forests, selection and planting of trees; maintenance of the urban forest; planning and management; and urban forestry programs.

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. This tools allows you to search multiple disciplines and sources, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

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ResearchGate

ResearchGate started when two researchers discovered firsthand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task. Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, today it has more than 13 million members. We strive to help them make progress happen faster. Our mission is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.

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Database of Arboriculture Safety Standards

The Database of Arboriculture Safety Standards was compiled as part of the study “Arboricultural Safety Around the World,” which was supported, in part, by the TREE Fund’s “Safe Arborist Techniques Fund” and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. While arboriculture safety standards exist in many countries, there had not been a resource which consolidated these documents prior to this study. Through online searches and correspondence with ISA component representatives, the authors compiled links to existing standards, organized them according to their respective countries and identified different types of standards. The database is an open resource, intended to serve as reference for arborist professionals, policy makers, academics and any other parties who may require such information for their work, or, have an interest in arboriculture work safety. Please note that (1) some of the standards are updated regularly and (2) the database is limited to countries in which an ISA component exists—standards may exist in other countries in which an ISA component does not exist

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