Riverdale Park Street Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Riverdale Park Street Tree Inventory and Management Plan

Riverdale Park, MD

Project Description

With this new management plan, the Town of Riverdale Park seeks to maintain, expand, and protect the town’s tree population and canopy; create fully treelined streets through annual tree planting; make data-driven funding and tree maintenance decisions; and educate and engage residents.

This project will assess the condition of trees in public rights-of-way within the municipal boundary and provide town staff with the tools and data to make informed decisions on protecting, maintaining, and expanding the town’s street tree inventory. Tree inventory data will be collected pursuant to the Maryland Roadway Tree Law and conducted by a Maryland Licensed Tree Expert (LTE) or equal (International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist). Data collected will be entered into the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation’s (DPW&T) PlanIt Geo TreePlotter software to generate graphic and spatial representations of existing conditions that reveal needs and opportunities to decision-makers, funders, and community members. The tree inventory and condition assessment findings will directly inform the developed tree management plan.

The project shall comprise the following major work products:

  • Tree Inventory
  • Tree Condition Assessment
  • Tree Management Plan, and
  • Preparation and presentation of the final report.

The tree inventory, including fieldwork, will be completed in July 2023.

Project Boundary
Planning Board ApprovalMay 26, 2022
Kickoff Meeting: January 20, 2023
Complete Tree Inventory: July 2023
Draft Tree Inventory and Conditions Assessment Presentation: August 2023
Draft Tree Management Plan Presentation: January 2024
Final Inventory and Tree Management Plan: May 2024May 2024