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Summary

We are undertaking work to assist the development of the i-Tree suite of tools for use in the UK and strengthen i-Tree science for the UK climate.

Status

This project is ongoing.

Research objectives

Forest Research is:

  • investigating the growth rates of numerous tree species commonly found in the UK urban environment and developing the allometric and biomass quantification equations required within i-Tree
  • studying the variance in leaf area estimation using hemispherical photography
  • expanding the tree and shrub species database to reflect missing species and species attributes
  • updating the weather and pollution databases with UK data for all available monitoring sites.

Contact

Kieron Doick

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