Community awareness, engagement and education play an important role in conserving urban canopy. BioForest designs and coordinates volunteer programs that provide citizens with education, training and tools to help assess street trees in their community. Volunteers aid in early detection of threats to urban forest health and help support municipal urban forest health initiatives when resources are limited.
Early detection of insect and disease pests, and particularly invasive species, is of the utmost importance when conserving tree canopy. Lallemand Plant Care / BioForest uses the most current survey methodologies to gather data for early detection, population monitoring, forecasting future population levels and population delineation. Utilizing pest detection surveys for early detection is essential for making rapid management decisions for treatments and removals that can be tailored to suit specific/custom needs.