More than beauty and shade, trees work hard for us all. i-Tree helps people explore how trees improve the environment in communities big and small, urban and rural…even in their own backyard! As an example, growing over 20 years in Kent, Ohio, USA, one red maple can:
- Remove 3,100 pounds of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere.
- Reduce the emissions of 5,500 pounds of Carbon Dioxide and 30 pounds of air pollution from a power plant.
- Save 570 kWh of electricity and 20 MMBtu of fueling for cooling and heating.
- Intercept 27,000 gallons of rainfall and avoid 4,800 gallons of runoff.
- Filter 15 pounds of Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide from the air we breathe.
i-Tree, a cooperative initiative between The Davey Tree Expert Company, the USDA Forest Service, Arbor Day Foundation®, Society of Municipal Arborists, International Society of Arboriculture® and Casey Trees®, analyzes urban forests to assess the benefits trees provide. The USDA Forest Service and Davey provide this state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite to help communities improve the management of their urban forests and strengthen their advocacy efforts.
Since i-Tree Tools was initially released in August 2006, the software has helped countless communities, non-profit organizations, consultants, volunteers and students quantify the value and structure of trees within neighborhoods, cities and states. i-Tree helps people understand the beneficial ecological services trees provide, which links urban forestry management with the quality of the environment and the community.
i-Tree Software Tools
i-Tree tools cover a range of topics, including:
- The individual homeowner with i-Tree Design
- Kids in school using MyTree
- Mass tree planting projects with i-Tree Planting
i-Tree Eco is the flagship software for Windows PCs and is used by city, campus and park managers around the world. Learn more about all the tools at: https://www.itreetools.org.
i-Tree continues to grow each year with new and refined tools, and new scientific research. The tools are accessible free of charge with more than 300,000 people, representing more than 100 countries.