The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) delivers access to the most current climate change science, including dynamically linked peer-reviewed publication findings describing effects and management options and interactive maps of climate projections and models that provide insight into climate influences on natural resources.
A comprehensive examination of likely changes to urban forests due to climate change. Offers planning and policy recommendations. While written for British Columbia, applicable to entire Cascadia region.
Provides annotated list of tree species likely to be affected by climate change.
What specific recipe or mix of soil ingredients is best depends on several factors. Important considerations include: How will soil be used? What products are available locally? What are local requirements for soil?
Integrated studies of tree effects on air pollution reveal that management of urban tree canopy cover could be a viable strategy to improve air quality and help meet clean air standards. A modeling study using hourly meteorological and pollution concentration data from across the coterminous United States demonstrates that urban trees remove large amounts of air pollution that consequently improve urban air quality.
Higher street tree density was associated with a lower prevalence of childhood asthma even after adjustment for potential confounders (including sociodemographic characteristics, population density and proximity to pollution sources.
Among preschool children from low-income families, neighborhood homicide rate was associated with more obesity and street tree density was associated with less obesity.
Creating Complete Streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to community roads. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, communities direct their transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Adding the green component to Complete Streets multiplies public benefits while it helps manage stormwater.
A centerpiece of the i-Tree suite of tools, Landscape calculates the multiple benefits delivered by a community’s trees — from stormwater reduction, improved air quality, heat island abatement, student performance and public health. Users can overlay demographic indicators to determine where adding tree canopy can provide the most benefit to neighborhoods that need it most.
It’s free, and easy. But it takes some staff and volunteer time. Using overhead imagery and sampling software, users can create a sample-based land-cover map for their community, their neighborhood or their region. Investing about 10 hours will create a canopy map that’s 95+ percent equivalent to on-the-ground inventory.