Managing urban and other forests, especially in times of water stress, presents a significant challenge and requires a nuanced approach. Our certified and licensed forestry professionals bring valuable insight to forest management issues, including creative approaches to difficult and controversial projects from improving tree health to navigating regulations.
Urban Forest Design and Improvement
Our professional foresters design urban forests that provide benefits such as measureable values for carbon sequestration and climate change offsets, energy savings, erosion reduction, and water quality improvements. We are experts at improving under-performing forests located in harsh environments with poor soils, poor air quality, improper moisture, and other stressors. We have developed unique solutions to a wide variety of tree related issues, and draw upon this insight for project success.
Our professionals customize an approach based on your budget. We invest in the tools needed to best complete our work. We include various levels of detection technology from drills, resistographs, sonic tomography, and ground penetrating radar, and we perform internal decay/rot detection on hundreds of trees every year
Tree Inventory and Mapping
We have extensive experience performing tree inventories and mapping projects, utilizing tree attribute information to inform our preparation of tree management plans. We have conducted more than 1,000 projects including tree inventory and evaluation and preparation of a management plan. Our projects range from small, private property owners to land developers with thousands of native trees to municipalities with 100,000 trees or more. We have the resources to scale up or down, depending on your needs.
What We Do
Our multidisciplinary in-house specialties allow us to provide efficiencies that maintain project momentum.
- Wildfire Protection Planning
- Arboricultural Studies
- Arborist And Forester Extensions Of Staff
- Carbon Sequestration Studies
- Community Forest Management Plans
- Integrated Pest Management
- Internal Decay Detection (Resistograph, Sonic Tomograpy)
- Landscape Audits
- Tree Inventory, GPS Mapping, And Assessments
- Tree Mitigation And Management
- Urban Forestry Assessments And Management
- Water Conservation Planning
First Step to an Urban Forest Management Plan for the City of Los Angeles
See how Dudek helped Los Angeles develop a “First Step” document to analyze the City’s existing urban forest management practices, providing action items for improvement.
Santa Barbara Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update and Program EIR
The City of Santa Barbara was awarded a CAL FIRE grant to update their Community Wildfire Protection Plan and craft a Program Environmental Impact Report for plan implementation.
City of Irvine Urban Forestry Services
See how we help the City of Irvine create and maintain living, working, and recreational areas that are safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing. Learn More