Tree Advisor Tool Helps Select Woody Plantings for Conservation and Production

USDA National Agroforestry Center has developed an interactive plant selection tool entitled Tree Advisor that rates woody species for a wide range of different purposes, based on plant attributes. This prototype decision support tool rates 90 species of trees and shrubs for 14 different purposes in 12 sub-regions of the northern and central Great Plains region of the United States. The tool can be used to select woody plantings by purpose rating or individual species attributes, or to compare attributes.