Peeking Beneath the
Canopy
Insights from using i-Tree Eco to monitor
Burlington’s urban forest
James Duncan, Aswini Cheruk...
i-Tree Eco
• Detailed plot-based survey to assess
overall state of urban forest
• 200 random points across city
• Tree con...
Involving UVM students
through service-learning
Tree health
• 1026 trees on 159 plots surveyed
• Estimated 68.8
trees/acre and
over 180,000
trees in
Burlington
• Around 3...
Land use and tree density
Ecosystem Services - Air
pollution mitigation
Sulfur
dioxide, $63

Carbon
Monoxide, $513

Nitrogen
dioxide, $1,082

Ozone,...
Ecosystem Services - Carbon
sequestration
Sugar maple
sequesters 21.7% of
all carbon taken up by
Burlington trees
Courtesy...
Outline
• Data from the class
• Data from all classes
• What it tells us
• What we’ll do next
•
Next Steps
• Build out ability to use iTree Eco as a
monitoring tool
• Develop better year-toyear plot system
• Develop ch...
Exploring sampling along
forest gradient
• Ecological
communities
• Development
pressure
• Elevation
• Others?

VMC
Intens...
Exploring statewide
monitoring using iTree Eco
methodology
• Possible integration with
Forest Inventory and
Analysis plots
Thank you!
Contact: james.duncan@uvm.edu
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Peeking Beneath the Canopy: Insights from using i-Tree Eco to monitor Burlington’s urban forest

  1. 1. Peeking Beneath the Canopy Insights from using i-Tree Eco to monitor Burlington’s urban forest James Duncan, Aswini Cherukuri and Emily Van Wagoner December 12, 2013
  2. 2. i-Tree Eco • Detailed plot-based survey to assess overall state of urban forest • 200 random points across city • Tree condition and physiology, plot cover mixes, building interactions
  3. 3. Involving UVM students through service-learning
  4. 4. Tree health • 1026 trees on 159 plots surveyed • Estimated 68.8 trees/acre and over 180,000 trees in Burlington • Around 30% canopy cover (slightly low)
  5. 5. Land use and tree density
  6. 6. Ecosystem Services - Air pollution mitigation Sulfur dioxide, $63 Carbon Monoxide, $513 Nitrogen dioxide, $1,082 Ozone, $61,496 Small particulates (2.5um), $198,46 0 Medium particulate (10um), $241,988
  7. 7. Ecosystem Services - Carbon sequestration Sugar maple sequesters 21.7% of all carbon taken up by Burlington trees Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Red oak stores the most, holding 16.5% of Burlington’s tree-bound carbon Courtesy of City of Augusta, GA
  8. 8. Outline • Data from the class • Data from all classes • What it tells us • What we’ll do next •
  9. 9. Next Steps • Build out ability to use iTree Eco as a monitoring tool • Develop better year-toyear plot system • Develop change analysis products • Improve customization for students
  10. 10. Exploring sampling along forest gradient • Ecological communities • Development pressure • Elevation • Others? VMC Intensive Site at Mt. Mansfield Current i-Tree Survey
  11. 11. Exploring statewide monitoring using iTree Eco methodology • Possible integration with Forest Inventory and Analysis plots
  12. 12. Thank you! Contact: james.duncan@uvm.edu

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