Urban Forests and Carbon Credits: One Pathway
This document establishes a pathway to create and trade carbon credits from urban forests. It includes protocols and quantification guides for both forest management and tree planting. The resource comes from a significant task force effort by California’s Climate Action Reserve.
The City of Palo Alto developed a very comprehensive plan and vision for their urban forest. The plan links tree canopy to social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals and can be used as a model for other communities.
This presentation will introduce the science and motivating questions behind UTC data collection and analysis, illustrating the value of integrating tree canopy data with ecological, social, and economic data to achieve municipal goals.
The National Climate Change Viewer is meant to help forecast future changes in precipitation, temperature, and the water balance for any county or state in the United States. The tool is useful when planning for climate resiliency and adaptation.
Davey Research Group’s Urban Forestry Management Software can be used to efficiently manage an urban forest. The system helps manage tree inventory, calls, and work records as well as identify sites, map your urban forest, and create reports.