What is i-Tree? The i-Tree suite of software tools was developed by the USDA Forest Service and their cooperators to help users assess and manage the structure, function, and value of urban tree populations regardless of community size or technical capacity. i-Tree allows you to promote effective urban forest management and sound arboricultural practices by providing information for advocacy & planning, baseline data for making informed decisions, and standardization for comparisons with other communities. It promotes a better understanding of the benefits and services provided by community trees, and helps justify investment in stewardship, operations, and maintenance.
i-Tree was specifically designed to meet the needs of communities of all sizes, whether a large city like Chicago or a small municipality like Nebraska City, Nebraska. It can be used by state forestry agencies, municipalities, nonprofit organizations or anyone interested in learning more about, and better caring for, their community forest resources.
The USDA Forest Service, National Arbor Day Foundation, Davey Tree Expert Company, and Society of Municipal Arborists have partnered to make i-Tree available to any community or individual and to provide technical support and training opportunities.
For more information on i-Tree and how you can use the tools to advance the community forest where you live, visit www.itreetools.org.
Are you a homeowner interested in the value of trees on your property? The Davey Tree Expert Company has developed a National Tree Benefit Calculator that will help you calculate the value and benefit of your trees. To learn more, visit the Davey website.