What's New?

Delmarva Power providing 2,000 free trees to customers
An article appearing in CapeGazette.com>>

Life in the Urban Forest
An article by Michelle Sutton appearing in Chronogram>>

New Cottage Grove program puts price on city's ash trees
A StarTribune east metro online brief>>

New i-Tree Streets formatting and importing videos for existing tree inventories
Video Learning>>

If a tree falls in the city, does it affect home value?
A Dallas Morning News online article>>

Promoting the benefits of planting trees in cities
Article featured in The Washington Post >>

Arbor Week celebrations come to an end with tree-planting
An article appearing in The Daily O'Collegian>>

i-Tree Helps Cities Value Trees
Audio interview and article appearing in The Allegheny Front>>

Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World's Cities
A Yale 360 Environment online article>>

Street Trees: More than Meets the Eye
An EPA Blog post discussing street tree benefits>>

Baton Rouge's tree canopy providing environmental benefits
Article in The Advocate>>

Virginia Street Tree Assessment Project: An application of i-Tree Streets
VA Street Tree Assessment >>

What is i-Tree?

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.

Since the initial release of the i-Tree Tools in August 2006, numerous communities, non-profit organizations, consultants, volunteers and students have used i-Tree to report on individual trees, parcels, neighborhoods, cities, and even entire states. 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. Whether your interest is a single tree or an entire forest, i-Tree provides baseline data that you can use to demonstrate value and set priorities for more effective decision-making.

i-Tree Tools are in the public domain and are freely accessible. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about how i-Tree can make a difference in your community.



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