The i-Tree suite of software tools allows for urban forest analysis and assessment of the benefits of urban trees at all scales--from a single tree to an entire region. The results can be used improve management, advocate for better public policy, and make design decisions. It is collaboration of the US Forest Service and the Davey Institute. Urban Ecos has provided a number of contributions to i-Tree including:

  • Development of the i-Tree manuals, outlining how to carry out i-Tree projects and use the software
  • Training sessions in how to conduct i-Tree projects
  • Software testing and improvement
  • Use of i-Tree to conduct urban and campus forest analyses

 Projects, papers, and presentations related to i-Tree

For Tree San Diego
High Speed Rail GHG Offsets
TreeMapLA
San Diego Tree Map
Video: Writing a Great Grant Application
Interview: Tree Inventory of the Future
Technology Tools for Making Sense of Your Inventory
Urban Tree Key
California EnerTrees
Audio: Calculating GHG Benefits of Trees
Marin's Urban Forest: A Guide for Stakeholders
Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course Assessment
Ecosystem Services of the Existing and Proposed Trees of the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
San Jose Middle School Tree Planting
EarthWatch's Urban Forest Expedition
UC San Diego Campus Forest Analysis
Community Tree Guides
Ecosystem services and environmental benefits of the UC San Diego Campus Forest
Sacramento's Park Neighborhoods: Roots of the Past and Lessons for the Future