CITYgreen Calculates Environmental Benefits of Trees and Green Space

cgreen_screenshotCITYgreen software from American Forests performs complex analysis of ecosystem services and creates easy-to-understand reports. The software calculates dollar benefits for the services provided by trees and other green space in your specific area. CITYgreen is engineered as an extension to the ESRI’s ArcGIS software.

CITYgreen analyzes the ecological and economic benefits of tree canopy and other green space. The analysis is based on a landcover dataset that is provided by the user. The source of the landcover dataset can be derived from a variety of sources, such as aerial photography or satellite imagery. CITYgreen is useful for analyzing stormwater runoff, air pollution removal, carbon storage and sequestration, and landcover breakdown, and can also be used to perform alternate scenario modeling.