In the small town where I live, there is an on-going political debate concerning traffic management. One side of this political divide has suggested adding left turn lanes at a particular intersection and increasing the width of one of the streets involved. This action would require, among other things, the removal of many large walnut and native oak trees. Some of these trees are probably 200 years old.

I would like to document the intersection and connecting road - especially the trees and landscaping that might be affected. The primary objective would be to produce documentation that would aid in the discussion of the alternatives. Obviously, I would like to persuade the decision makers to choose another alternative

Do standard methods or techniques exist for accomplishing such a project?

Suggestions or examples are appreciated.