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Group Title: Computer series Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Title: Urban tree valuation
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00094899/00001
 Material Information
Title: Urban tree valuation
Series Title: Computer series - Florida Cooperative Extension Service ; 859
Alternate Title: URBTREE
Physical Description: 1 computer disk : ; 5 1/4 in. +
Language: zxx
Creator: Gilman, Edward F., 1953-
Yeager, Thomas H ( Thomas Henry ), 1952-
Watson, Dennis G.
Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1990
Copyright Date: 1990
Edition: Version 3.00.
 Subjects
Subject: Trees in cities   ( lcsh )
Urban forestry   ( lcsh )
 Notes
Summary: The Urban Tree Valuation Program is a guide for estimating the value of a standing tree in a yard, along a street or in a wooded lot, and for estimating values of trees lost to storms, pests and humans.
System Details: System requirements: IBM PC or compatible; 256K; DOS ver. 2.1 or higher.
General Note: Title on disk label: URBTREE.
General Note: Description based on: documentation and diskette label.
General Note: Disk missing at time of digitization.
Statement of Responsibility: Edward F. Gilman, Thomas H. Yeager and Dennis G. Watson.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00094899
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 24632217

Table of Contents
    Main
        Page i
        Page ii
        Page iii
    Introduction
        Page 1
    Hardware and software requirements
        Page 2
    Running urban tree valuation
        Page 3
    Program screens/sample run
        Page 4
    Ending the program
        Page 5
    Ordering information
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
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URBAN TREE VALUATION



Edward R Gilman, Thomas H. Yeager and Dennia G. Watson


Central Science
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1991


of Florida


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Florida Cooperative Extension Service/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida/John T. Woeste, Dean

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January 1990








IFAS SOFTWARE DISCLAIMER STATEMENT

The Board of Regents of the State of Florida, the State of Florida, the University of Florida, the

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, hereinafter

collectively referred to as "UF-IFAS", will not be liable under any circumstances for direct and indirect

damages incurred by any individual or entity due to this software or use thereof, including damages

resulting from loss of data, lost profits, loss of use, interruption of business, indirect, special, incidental

or consequetial damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This limitation of liability

will apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract or tort, including negligence.

UF-IFAS does not provide warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited

to any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of use, or warranty against

copyright or patent infringement.

The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the program is with you. Should the

program prove defective, you assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.

The mention of a trade name is solely for illustrative purposes. UF-IFAS does not hereby

endorse any trade name, warrant that a trade name is registered, or approve a trade name to the

exclusion of other trade names. UF-IFAS does not give, nor does it imply, permission or license for the

use of any trade name.

IF USER DOES NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, USER

SHOULD CEASE USING THE SOFTWARE IMMEDIATELY AND RETURN IT TO UF-IFAS.

OTHERWISE,USER AGREES BY THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE THAT USER IS IN AGREEMENT

WITH THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.


Copyright 1989 The University of Florida









Contents


Page


Introduction


Hardware and Software Requirements


Operating Procedures


Running Urban Tree Valuation

Program Screens/Sample Run


Ending the Program

Technical Support

Ordering Information


Edward F. Gilman is Assistant Professor. Extension Horticulturist; Thomas H. Yeager
is Associate Professor- Extension Horticulturist; respectively, Ornamental Horticulture
Department; and Dennis G. Watson is Assistant Professor, Agricultural Engineering
Department; University of FLorida, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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INTRODUCTION

Tree consultants regularly evaluate trees in order to establish tree value. The value is

dependent upon many specific attributes. Some that can affect tree value are species type, size,

location and condition. The effects of the tree on the local environment, natural and cultural history,

position of the tree in the landscape relative to other structures and other landscape plants, and

aesthetic value of the tree will all affect tree value. There are many other attributes that lend value to

trees.

The Urban Tree Valuation Program is a guide for estimating the value of a standing tree in a

yard, along a street or in a wooded lot, and for estimating values of trees lost to storms, pests and

humans. This guide will help a tree owner, horticulturist, urban forester or arborist estimate a value for

a tree, made on the basis of several assumptions. This guide is not meant to replace a qualified

appraiser. Select a tree appraiser that is associated with the Council of Tree and Landscape

Appraisers, 1250 I Street, N.W. Suite 504, Washington D.C. 20005.

Every effort has been made to provide the best information available in a usable format. The

tree value estimates which this program calculates should be used for providing the basis for a range

of tree values from the data input. The primary basis for the work is the International Society of

Arboriculture Handbook entitled "Guide for Establishing Values of Trees and Other Plants" (ISA P.O.

Box 71-5, Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL 61801) and the related Extension Folder 445, Agricultural

Extension Service, University of Minnesota, entitled "Shade Tree Evaluation" by Patrick J. Weicherding.

The folder is superseded by Extension Folder CD-FO-0726 (University of Minnesota Room 3, Coffey Hall,

1420 Eckles Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108). These materials are indispensable aids for further information.

We strongly recommend purchasing and using these materials along with this software.

Tree species are valued differently in north, central and south Florida due to climatic differences.

The program will first ask you to choose the area of the state for which you are calculating values and

will place you in the appropriate part of the program.

The user of this program must enter the species name, it's size, condition and location in the







landscape. The tree species ratings included in the program for your convenience were averaged from

the values given them by 26 Florida tree-care professionals in a survey conducted by the authors. The

species ratings should be used as a guide in estimating tree value. When calculating values for trees

with less than about 12' caliper, the replacement cost may be the best estimate of value, since these

smaller trees can be successfully transplanted by an experienced tree mover. This program is to be

used on trees which are generally considered too large to transplant.



HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

To operate the Urban Tree Valuation software, you will need an IBM PC or compatible with

256 K memory. DOS version 2.1 or higher and an Urban Tree Valuation diskette are required to run

the program.



OPERATING PROCEDURES

It is advisable to make a backup copy of the Urban Tree Valuation diskette before you proceed

with these instructions. Use a double-side double density diskette for your backup.

To make the backup for a two floppy-drive computer:

1) Insert the DOS disk (2.1 or higher) into Drive A.

2) Boot the disk by turning on the computer.

3) At the A>, remove the DOS disk from Drive A.

4) Insert the Urban Tree Valuation diskette into drive A. Insert a formatted blank

diskette into drive B. Then type: copy a:*.* b: . The computer will copy the

files onto the diskette in Drive B.

After copying is complete, check to see that 7 files are on the new disk. To check the files, switch

drives:

At A> type:

b:








At B> type:

dir

This will list the files on the disk in drive B. The files should include: CTREE.DTA, CTREE.IDX,

NTREE.DTA, NTREE.IDX, STREE.DTA, STREE.IDX AND URBTREE.EXE. All following instructions

referring to the Urban Tree Valuation diskette imply use of a backup.



RUNNING URBAN TREE VALUATION

Two floppy drive systems

1) Turn the computer on with DOS (ver. 2.1 or higher) in Drive A.

2)- Insert Urban Tree Valuation in Drive B and type: b:URBTREE .

This will start the program.

Hard drive systems To load the program into the hard drive:

1) Turn computer on. After the system has booted, insert the Urban Tree Valuation

diskette into Drive A.

2) Make an URBTREE subdirectory:

Type: cd\ , then type: md\URBTREE .

3) Copy files from the Urban Tree Valuation diskette into the URBTREE subdirectory:

Copy a:*.* c:\URBTREE

Installation is complete; seven files are now loaded into the hard drive. The program is ready to run

from the hard drive. Remove the Urban Tree Valuation diskette from the A drive and use it as the

back-up copy.



Once the program has been loaded into the hard drive, follow the procedure below to start the program

in all subsequent sessions:

1) Turn computer on.

2) After the system has booted, type: CD\URBTREE .








3) Then type: URBTREE .

This will start the program.



PROGRAM SCREENS/SAMPLE RUN

After you scroll through the first three screens by pressing the space bar as indicated on each

screen, the program asks you to choose the part of the state in which values will be calculated for, 1)

north, 2) central or 3) south (Figure 1). Simply type a 1, 2 or 3 and press the key. The main

menu appears on the next screen (Figure 2). Make a choice by pressing the appropriate function

URBAN TREE EUALUATION (Uer. 3.0)
Main Menu

[Escl to exit program [P1 Printer in ise: 10
[Fl] See the Examples
[F72 Use QUICX-CALC
7[41 Edit Species rating List
[F61 Print Worksheet
[F7] Notes, Credits, Disclaimer
(F1 ] Step through the program

Select your option by pressing the appropriate key, please.

Figure 1. Select 1 (north), 2 (central) or 3 (south), then press .


Figure 2. Sample screen (the main menu). Press a function key and follow instructions on the screen.


The databases in this program take into account
geographic and climatic conditions which differ
substantially in three regions of Florida. This
program will work best if you choose the correct
region. Select the region in which the trees are
located:

1) Northern region
2) Central region
3) Southern region

Choice: -> *









key. Then, follow the instructions on each screen as you move through the program.

The QUICK-CALC procedure enables you to quickly calculate tree value by entering the

following parameters: tree common name (optional), genus, species, trunk diameter, height (optional),

merchantable height (optional), the condition of the tree and a location value. The multiplier is set at

one (1), but can be changed to any number up to 10,000. The program multiplies the calculated tree

value by the value of the multiplier. Foresters. are most likely to utilize this option. Value per unit area

has been set at $27 since this is the current accepted value per square inch of cross-sectional trunk

area, 4 1/2' above the ground. A report can be printed (pressing the

key) containing the

calculated tree value and the parameter values which went into the calculation. The program uses built

in species values; however, you are given the option of changing the values for the current running of

quick calc. Instructions for moving through the program are clearly given on each screen. A detailed

description of each parameter i.e. species, size, condition and location is obtained by selecting

from the main menu. This will help in selecting values for each of the parameters included in the value

calculation.

Selecting allows you to view and/or change the species rating values for each of the 108

trees included in the species catalog. Additional trees and their associated species rating can be

easily added to the program by following the instructions on the screen. Never change the species

ratings on the original Urban Tree Valuation diskette; always work with a copy.

ENDING THE PROGRAM

Press the key to end a session. The computer beeps and asks:

Are you sure you want to exit the program? (y/n). Pressing the key exits Urban

Tree Valuation to DOS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

For assistance with this program, contact the IFAS Software Support Office at:

IFAS Software Support, Bldg 120, Room 203, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.







Comments or suggestions concerning the program content may be directed to:

Edward F. Gilman, Ornamental Horticulture Department, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

32611.

ORDERING INFORMATION

This program as well as other programs developed by IFAS are available from the IFAS

Software Support Office. To place an order or request a free catalog, contact IFAS Software Support,

Bldg. 120, Room 120, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 or phone (904) 392-7853.










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This publication was produced at a cost of $111.01, or $1.68 per copy, to provide information on urban tree
valuation. 3-66-90


COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, John T.
Woeste, director, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, publishes this information to further the purpose of the
May 8 and June 30, 1914 Acts of Congress; and is authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to
individuals and institutions that function without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin. Single copies of extension
publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county extension offices. Information on bulk
rates or copies for out-of-state purchasers is available from C.M. Hinton, Publications Distribution Center, IFAS Building 664, University of
Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611. Before publicizing this publication, editors should contact this address to determine availability.




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