Mapping Program Helps
Cities See Money Saved by Planting Trees

New open-source software is helping cities better understand the benefits trees provide by calculating the value of the trees' ecosystem services, such as air quality improvements and CO2 storage. READ MORE

 




San Diego's more than 340,000 mapped trees provide an estimated $7 million in environmental benefits each year, the mapping program OpenTreeMap calculates. Residents in more than a dozen cities can enter tree data to help their cities calculate the financial benefits of trees. (Image credit: sandiegotreemap.org)



 
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