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Welcome

Since 1992 we have provided our customers with reliable scientific evidence that the benefits of urban forests add real value to communities.

Our research confirms that trees in our community forests are assets that pay us back.

Trees:
  • Conserve energy by shading buildings and paved surfaces
  • Filter airborne pollutants
  • Remove atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Reduce stormwater runoff
  • Increase the value of our homes
New research

Green Streets - Storm water management system for paved areas - Learn more

 

Los Angeles One Million Trees Initiative - Learn more

 

Oakland Watershed Restoration and Protection Study - Learn more

 

Sacramento Urban Forest For Clean Air Project - Learn more

Models

STRATUM - an application within the new i-Tree software suite, is an easy to use, computer-based program that helps communities assess the benefits of their street trees. - Visit the STRATUM page!

 

ecoSmart - a Web-based program designed to evaluate the economic trade-offs between different landscape practices on residential parcels.

 

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