Apps & Tools

Purdue Plant Doctor

The Purdue Plant Doctor website can help you identify plants including trees. This project is a collaboration between Department of Botany and Plant Pathology and Department of Entomology. The database and processes that drive this website were written by the BoilerApps team of Purdue’s Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS).

Biomass Calculator

biomass-iconBiomass Calculator is a tool that can be used for estimating woodlands as attention increases on wood-based bioenergy for fuel. It is an extension of the Forest Inventory 2000 application, which was originally developed by Terence E. Hanley and Don Carlson, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, from a program by Dr. John W. Moser, Jr., Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (May 2000). The extension to estimate biomass and carbon content according to U.S.D.A. FIA procedures was developed by Justin Arseneault, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (May 2014). Project was sponsored by SunGrant Initiative.

Downloadable version of biomass calculator (large excel file) cam be requested through the FNR extension office.

An Introduction to Trees of Indiana

An Introduction to Trees of Indiana publication, 4-H-15-80AAn Introduction to Trees of Indiana is the ideal guide to the most common trees in the Midwest. An improved and updated version of Charles C. Deam’s technical “Trees of Indiana” (last version in 1956) now finds itself in a more accessible format through professor T.E. Shaw’s educational resource. The publication, utilizing simple methods and user-friendly language, is now a common resource for people before beginning an outdoor adventure. Beginners in the field of forestry and tree enthusiasts will particularly love the packaging of this.

Add your copy of this new book to your library by visiting the Purdue Extension resource center, The Education Store: An Introduction to Trees of Indiana, product code: 4-H-15-80A. Also be sure to check out the Intro to Trees of Indiana video series offering a sneak peak of all the species from the book.

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