Learn about i-Tree
More than beauty and shade, trees work hard for us all. Explore how trees improve the environment in communities big and small, urban and rural… even in your own backyard!What benefits do trees provide?
i-Tree is a collection of free science-based tools that:
Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world.
Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy.
Shows potential risks to tree and forest health.
Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.
Trees remove pollutants from the air.
Poor air quality can lead to health problems, landscape damage, degraded ecosystems, and reduced visibility.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and store carbon as wood.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere - trees trap the carbon and release the oxygen.
Trees help control storm water.
The leaves on trees intercept rainfall while their roots absorb water from the ground.
Trees provide other benefits as well!
They enhance property values, improve health and well-being, lower summer air temperatures, and provide wildlife habitat.