New addition to i-Tree family estimates carbon in wood products
The newest addition to the i-Tree family of online tools is designed to allow a wide variety of users to estimate the carbon stored in products made from harvested wood. i-Tree PRESTO (PRoduct EStimation Tool Online) is an online tool that allows land managers and landowners to estimate the amount of carbon stored in products over time based on harvest volume, geographic region, and type of wood. Users do not need to install software or register for an account, and are able to save work to a desktop file for later use. Detailed harvest data can be entered, or users can enter lump sum values to explore the effects of shifting the relative amounts of pulpwood and sawtimber harvested. Reports are available in two formats: a detailed report providing carbon estimates every 10 years for a 100-year period, or as a 100-year average value. A variety of English and metric units are available to allow users to easily enter data. i-Tree PRESTO was designed for forest landowners, forest managers, foresters, researchers, and anyone interested in exploring how wood products contribute to keeping carbon out of the atmosphere.
Forest Service Partners