Enjoy the latest edition of the i-Tree News
January 15, 2019
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Tools for Assessing and Managing
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In this issue:
The City of Campbelltown, SA, Australia is taking action to evaluate its urban forest, opening the door to discussions with community members and government officials about the benefits and management needs of their forest. One of the tools they are utilizing to accomplish their goals is i-Tree Canopy.

The project focused on benchmarking current canopy cover across the City and its suburbs, as well as estimating canopy cover change over a decade in these areas. The canopy change study provides important information for decision-makers and local residents to better understand the trends in, and drivers of, land cover change across the area. Additionally, recommendations for future priority actions with regard to maintaining and increasing canopy cover in the region are provided.

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Please mark your calendars to attend the first global i-Tree Symposium held in the United States.

June 16 - 19, 2019
State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY - ESF)
Syracuse, NY

This event will bring i-Tree users and developers together to help attendees learn how to use i-Tree to create successful projects, gather ideas for projects, learn new science behind the tools and future development goals of i-Tree tools. Registration is limited to 150 people and will be open in January 2019.

Call For Presentation and Poster Abstracts is Open

Deadline is January 31, 2019
Horacio de la Concha (AGRINET), Jerri LaHaie (SMA), Sarah Morris (SMA President), and Leticia Leroche (City of Mérida) at the 2018 SMA Annual Conference in Irvine, CA. Photo provided courtesy of SMA

The Society of Municipal Arborists recognized the work of three urban community impact programs with the i-Tree Innovation Project of the Year award during their annual conference held in Irvine, CA, this past November. This new SMA award spotlights the distinguished efforts and achievements of projects that use i-Tree to make a difference in cities around the world. Congratulations to the following 2018 i-Tree Innovators:
  • The City of Springfield, MA and Regreen Springfield for novel uses of i-Tree tools in community and youth educational programming, job training, and enhancing the quality of life in underserved neighborhoods
  • Hyde Park, London and Treeconomics for assessing and highlighting the ecosystem services provided to citizens by one of London’s most important parks
  • The City of Mérida, Mexico and AGRINET SA de CV for pioneering Mexico’s first comprehensive city and park system urban forest assessment, and implementing creative outreach strategies to improve tree management policies
The i-Tree Team is always eager to hear from i-Tree users, and encourages the sharing of project reports and success stories with the i-Tree user group community by contacting us through the Feedback page.
The latest i-Tree update includes several changes to the i-Tree Eco application, offering new reports and options. Highlights include:
  • Lat/long coordinate collection & mapping – new mobile tree and plot coordinate capture options and integrated desktop (beta) mapping of results
  • European Union integration - automated processing for many EU countries
  • Report improvements – hourly VOC emissions, air quality impacts, refined maintenance reports and more
  • Methodology and processing updates - see the i-Tree Change Log for i-Tree 2019 methods changes that affect multiple Eco v6 ecosystem service estimates and monetary valuations
To take advantage of these changes, please make sure to update your software.
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