Burlington Urban Forest Monitoring Using i-Tree Eco

SUMMARY

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DATA

DOCUMENTS

  • Burlington trees sequester 1,130 metric tons of carbon per year, worth an estimated $89,000 per year
  • There are an estimated 188,000 total trees in Burlington, covering approximately 30.3% of the city
  • An estimated 25 metric tons of airborne pollutants are removed each year, reducing health impacts on Burlington residents
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

(2011-08-31 - Current) Yearly monitoring of the urban forest in Burlington, VT, using 200 permanent, randomly selected plots and the USDA Forest Service i-Tree Eco methodology. Data collected and analyzed by i-Tree Eco provide information on the relative abundance and importance of tree species, land use characteristics, net carbon sequestration, effects on energy use, carbon emissions, and other information useful for valuing and managing Burlington’s urban forest. Plots are regularly resurveyed to monitor for changes in condition and forest health.

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