The tree canopy cover in the seventeen neighborhoods of Springfield, Massachusetts was examined in a study released by Regreen Springfield, providing a summary of the percent tree canopy within each community sector, using i-Tree Canopy. The study was completed in partnership with the US Forest Service and the University of Massachusetts, and includes the results of data collected across the city’s entire urban forest, including public and private lands.
Additionally, the area of tree canopy in total acres, in each neighborhood was determined using the i-Tree toolkit. The study, completed in mid-2014 provides the City’s Forestry Division with a baseline measure of Springfield’s tree canopy, as it moves toward establishing tree canopy goals for the next decade. Finally, the comparison of neighborhood tree cover provides useful information that will assist in targeting new tree planting efforts across the city.
For more information on i-Tree, visit www.itreetools.org
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