Tree Canopy Assessment  

Tree Canopy Assessment

By facilitating municipalities, designers, architects, engineers, and urban foresters to understand the tree canopy, this study enables the region to develop better ways of improving the function of the urban built environment and plan solutions that will address storm water runoff quality, reduce urban heat islands, and mitigate poor air quality.

Assessing the tree canopy in the region increases municipal decision makers’ understanding of their green infrastructure, particularly the amount of tree canopy that currently exists and the amount of land that could theoretically support tree canopy. In addition, this assessment is used to inform tree canopy goals, establish urban forestry master plans, and assist in targeting tree-planting efforts.