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Summary

i-Tree is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.

By understanding the local, tangible ecosystem services that trees provide, i-Tree users can link urban forest management activities with environmental quality and community livability. i-Tree provides baseline data that can be used to demonstrate value and set priorities for more effective decision-making.

Status

This project is ongoing.

Research objectives

Forest Research is:

  • Working with partners to raise awareness of the i-Tree suite of tools and see more of the tools adapted for use in the UK
  • Conducting i-Tree Eco studies, with partners, to gather and share information about the value of the UK’s urban trees
  • Undertaking research on urban trees to strengthen i-Tree science for the UK climate

Contact

Kieron Doick

 

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