Urban Ecos has helped organizations large and small determine the best way to use trees to offset greenhouse gas emissions. We can help plan your projects, apply for grants, and track progress. Experience includes:

  • Working with the California High Speed Rail to determine the number of trees needed to offset GHG emissions associated with construction and working with stakeholders to get the estimated 200,000 trees planted. 
  • Assisting grant applicants to plan GHG reduction projects, quantify the benefits of trees, and write grant applications.
  • Developing a pilot program aimed at utility companies to strategically plant trees to reduce GHG.
  • Development of and/or extensive work with all software tools for estimating the GHG benefits of urban trees, including i-Tree, the Forest Service's Tree Carbon Calculator.




Projects, papers, and presentations related to greenhouse gas mitigation
For Tree San Diego
California ReLeaf maps
High Speed Rail GHG Offsets
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