i-Tree, a powerful online program that enables urban foresters and others to quantify the benefits of the urban forest, recently launched –Tree Landscape beta version. The program incorporates local data, U.S Census data and tree and impervious cover maps “to provide first- order urban forest ecosystem services estimates.”
Ecosystems services included at this point are: CO2 storage and annual sequestration; air pollution removal and landscape hydrology to stormwater estimates. Information is presented in chart and graph form as well as maps.
Visit the i-Tree Landscape site to experiment with the program. https://www.itreetools.org/landscape/index.php
To learn more, the official i-Tree Landscapes seminar is planned for July 20. All i-Tree seminars are on the Urban Natural Resources Institute webpage. http://www.unri.org/itreeworkshops/?utm_source=i-Tree+Tools+Newsletter+subscriber+list&utm_campaign=25a1ecc1fc-i_Tree_Newsletter_March_10_edition3_10_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c2c8bae7cc-25a1ecc1fc-85462917
NewTerrain March 16, 2016.