Urban Tree Canopy Assessment (EPAN09)

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Urban Tree Canopy Assessment in the Eastern Panhandle

Frank Rodgers, Cacapon Institute

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Urban Tree Canopy Assessment (EPAN09)

  1. 4. In the Bay watershed approximately 100 acres of forest are lost to the pressures of population growth and development every day . Chesapeake Bay Program State of the Chesapeake Forest 2006
  2. 6. WV “urban” areas per 2000 U.S. Census. 500 people per square mile (or incorporated area with same)
  3. 7. Berkeley Jefferson Eastern Panhandle “ urban” areas
  4. 8. Trees in the wild provide benefits.
  5. 9. Trees in urban / suburban settings provide direct benefits.
  6. 10. <ul><li>Trees: </li></ul><ul><li>Lowering heating and cooling energy requirement by providing shade in summer and blocking cold winds in winter; </li></ul><ul><li>Improve air quality by absorbing pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and particulate matter; </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce summer air and water temperatures by shading concrete, asphalt, and roof surfaces; </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Trees: </li></ul><ul><li>Protect from flooding caused by stormwater runoff by promoting rain water infiltration into the soil, preventing erosion, and generally slowing down runoff during rain events; </li></ul><ul><li>Protect sensitive aquatic habitat from rising temperatures by slowing stormwater runoff, shading surface waters, and minimizing the thermal shock associated with summer storms in developed areas; and, </li></ul><ul><li>Improve drinking water sources by taking up stormwater pollutants such as nitrogen from soil and groundwater and breaking down pollutants such as metals, pesticides, and solvents that could otherwise enter water reservoirs and wells. </li></ul>
  8. 12. Forestry
  9. 13. Urban Forestry
  10. 14. www.itreetools.com
  11. 16. Martinsburg area Berkeley County www.mrlc.gov
  12. 24. Photo Interpretation
  13. 26. Change Analysis 2002 2007
  14. 27. Change Analysis 2002 2007
  15. 28. http://www.potomacwatershed.org/newpdf/InfoExchangeJune07/PWP-FCPSGreeningInitiative.pdf Potomac Conservancy UTC Assessment
  16. 29. Potomac Conservancy UTC Assessment
  17. 30. Potomac Conservancy UTC Assessment
  18. 31. Urban Tree Canopy
  19. 36. Baltimore, MD, Franklin Square E.S. 2001 IKONOS Baltimore, MD, Franklin Square E.S. 2007 NAIP CIP w/ LiDAR
  20. 42. Grant County, WV Richmond County, VA Lancaster County, PA Allegany County, MD Regardless of state or county schools are similar.
  21. 43. Frank Rodgers [email_address]
  22. 44. www.itreetools.com
  23. 45. http://www.forestsforwatersheds.org/
  24. 46. http://www.forestsforwatersheds.org/urban-tree-canopy/

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