The Growing a Healthier Community Urban Forestry Analysis utilizes i-Tree Eco to present comparative tree data from four arid communities in southwest United States. The data compares each community’s study area, estimates tree coverage, the most common tree species and also estimates and compares the benefits trees provide each community. This report looks at the monetary benefits trees provide in five categories: greenhouse gas reduction, water benefits, energy benefits, air quality benefits and social benefits.
A website that features maps created from a wide range of datasets from equity, economy, education, environment, food and health issues. Within the environmental section of this site, national, state, or community level leaders are able to view mapped images for brownfield sites, solar and wind resources, air quality, and physical environment conditions related to health.
The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate:
- the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient, and sediment pollution; and
- how effectiveness varies by species, over time, differences in planting sites, and different maintenance strategies.
This is an 8-year, comprehensive green infrastructure plan that identifies projects completed and planned so that the County reaches its stormwater management goals. Trees and other urban forestry solutions are incorporated into most of the projects.