i-Tree: What's New
i-Tree Landscape (beta)
i-Tree Landscape is a new online tool that allows you to explore geospatial data for an area of interest. It makes use of datasets, such as land cover and U.S. Census data, to provide local information, tree benefits, and planting prioritization based on user defined criteria.
Learn more about how Landscape can help your community by visiting the Landscape info page or select the "Get Started" button to test Landscape. Below is a snapshot of i-Tree Landscape's capabilities.
Different communities have different priorities and i-Tree Landscape can create tree planting priority maps that consider the current distributions of trees, people and available space. The following priorities can be weighted and combined to best meet community needs:
Ecosystem Service Estimates
Based on tree and impervious cover data, along with other local data, Landscape provides first order ecosystem service estimates and values for:
i-Tree Eco v6 development & beta testing update - coming soon!
i-Tree Eco version 6 development, testing and refinement tasks are progressing well with a wider release of the application anticipated in early 2016. Our team is currently working with a core group of experienced Eco users who expressed interest in testing pre-release versions of the new Eco v6 application. As we continue to refine the application based on early feedback, we will distribute updated beta versions to more cooperating testers for further evaluation.
Due to high initial interest in Eco v6 beta testing, the tester signup form was closed in early February to allow our development team to work with an adequate and manageable size group of beta testers. Our team sincerely thanks all those who are currently helping or expressed interest in beta testing.
Here are a few highlights that you can expect to see soon in i-Tree Eco v6.
Valuing London's Urban Forest
The results of London’s i-Tree Eco project are now available in a comprehensive report which details the significant benefits that trees provide one of the world’s great cities. The study highlights the essential role that green infrastructure plays in providing ecosystem services and making London a vibrant place to live, visit and work. Recognizing the many contributions of the urban forest beyond intrinsic beauty provides baseline information and the foundation to improve planning and management of trees as assets to ensure benefits are received by future generations.
Here are a few of the ecosystem services and values provided by the approximate 8.4 million trees in London's urban forest:
The London urban forest assessment was one of the largest scale i-Tree projects completed to date with over 700 plots surveyed throughout inner and outer London. The scope of the project required a collaborative effort by many trained volunteers, professional arborists and foresters. Project planning, management and training were provided by members from Forest Research, Treeconmics, the Forestry Commission, the London Tree Officers Association and other partners.
New i-Tree Feedback Form
The i-Tree Feedback Form is a quick webform that can be used to provide feedback on specific applications, report bugs or share success stories about your projects.
i-Tree Video Learning
Explore the Video Learning Page which features videos, screencasts and archived webinars on i-Tree applications.
Recent additions include the following:
i-Tree version updates
It is important for active users of i-Tree to periodically use the "Check for Updates" tool found under the Help menu of i-Tree applications installed on your computer. This will ensure that you are using the most up-to-date version available. If you installed all i-Tree components, they will all be updated when performing this function. For additional information about all of the changes in the latest version of i-Tree, check the change log which lists the changes that have been made to each application and is available on the i-Tree website.
Follow i-Tree on Twitter
For those interested in keeping up with the latest i-Tree related news, articles, software updates, conference information, training opportunities and more, you can now follow i-Tree on Twitter.
Updated Febuary 2016