i-Tree

Trees

What's a Tree Worth?

The U.S. Forest Service has continued to refine the valuable i-Tree software program, which allows cities to calculate the benefits, in dollar figures, of the urban forest.

April 28, 2016 - CityLab

Cities Map—and Track Benefits—of Urban Forest

OpenTreeMap allows cities to inventory trees and see the environmental and economic benefits.

April 16, 2014 - FastCompany Exist

Innovative App Calculates the Benefits of Planting Trees

With more than 10,000 downloads in the U.S., i-Tree calculates the environmental and economic benefits of planting trees.

February 20, 2013 - Next City

Despite Their Benefits, Urban Trees Declining Across America

A recent study by the U.S. Forest Service shows that out of 20 cities surveyed, 19 showed a decline in tree cover. With their demonstrated benefits to public health, property values, and reducing pollution, Tod Newcombe asks why they're disappearing.

September 28, 2012 - Governing

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