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Tree Equity Score: Catalyzing Urban Tree Action

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Tree Equity Score: Catalyzing Urban Tree Action

  1. 1. Help create tree equity in cities and towns across America. https://treeequityscore.org/ Catalyzing Urban Tree Action Tree Equity Score
  2. 2. 2 Today’s Agenda 1. Tree Equity Score– Overview of Data 2. Tree Equity Score National Explorer— Features and Demo 3. Catalyzing Action with Tree Equity Score 4. Use Cases 5. Q&A
  3. 3. 3 American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the United States.
  4. 4. 4 What is Tree Inequity? Tree Equity is about ensuring that all people experience the health, economic and other benefits that trees provide.
  5. 5. 5 The Score Tree Equity Score highlights inequitable access to trees. It measures how well a neighborhood or municipality provides the benefits of urban tree canopy to low-income communities, populations of color and other populations that are particularly susceptible to extreme heat and other conditions. 150,000 urbanized neighborhoods in 4000+ cities and towns The lower the score, the greater priority for tree planting. A score of 100 means the neighborhood has met tree planting goals. 0 100
  6. 6. 6 The Math Population Density (ppl/km2) Adjustment Factor Very low (<2k) 1.2 Low (2k-4k) 1 Moderate (4k-8k) 0.8 High (>8k) 0.5 Generalized Ecoregion Target Canopy Forested 40% Grassland 20% Desert 15% Baseline Tree Canopy Target Population Density Adjustment x Six equally weighted priority characteristics Tree Canopy Goal Existing Canopy – = Aggregate High-Resolution Tree Canopy Priority Index x Tree Canopy Need Score 0 100
  7. 7. Tree Equity Score: 89 Priority Index: 0.30 Tree Canopy Gap: 15% Tree Equity Score: 55 Priority Index: 0.72 Tree Canopy Gap: 28% Tree Equity Score: 60 Priority Index: 0.58 Tree Canopy Gap: 31% What it looks like
  8. 8. 8 ✓ Free Account – Available for select cities/regions ✓ Site-Level Data (Parcel) ✓ High-Resolution Tree Canopy ✓ Create site & multi-site plans by tree type and size ✓ Customize neighborhood-level targets ✓ Benefits estimation for each site plan ✓ Save and share collated site plans & impact reporting ✓ Track planting progress ✓ Co-created with stakeholders, supplemented with local data ✓ Free, nationwide coverage (CONUS) ✓ Neighborhood-Level Data (Census Block Group) ✓ Summarized High-Resolution Tree Canopy ✓ Explore municipal/regional planting scenarios ✓ Customize municipal/regional targets ✓ Regional benefits estimation ✓ City, congressional district, and state summaries NATIONA L EXPLORER RHODE ISLAND TREE EQUITY SCORE NATIONAL EXPLORER TREE EQUITY SCORE ANALYZER The Apps
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  10. 10. 10 Common Uses • Locate priority areas for tree planting, distribution, or maintenance • Create a tree management strategy • Plan your tree planting budget • Organize volunteer program activities • Identify neighborhoods for targeted outreach • Find your score and compare scores across neighborhoods • How does Tree Equity intersect with urban heat/public health/other issues in my area? • What does Tree Equity mean for people of color or people in poverty in my area? Explore Data & Ask Questions Plan Raise Awareness • Testify at a public hearing • Create a presentation for a local committee meeting • Drum up press coverage • Create public outreach materials • Develop a lesson plan • Gather data to support a project proposal • Write a competitive funding proposal • Build support for a tree ordinance • Advance a policy objective • Utilize scores to secure research funding Make a Case
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  12. 12. 12 Q & A

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