i-Tree Design allows Carrboro residents and businesses to make estimations of the benefits which trees provide to their property. Simply inputting location, species, tree size, and condition provides users a report of greenhouse gas mitigation, air quality improvements, and stormwater interception. An additional step of drawing a building footprint and virtually “planting” a tree returns tree effects on building energy use.
Tree benefits are estimated for
- The current year
- A user-specified forecast year sometime in the future
- Total benefits across the future timespan
- Total benefits provided to date
We created a step by step guide on how to use iTree Design with Carrboro Fire Station #2 as the example property. This guide can be access via the link below.
iTree Design Guide
Carrboro Fire Station #2 iTree Design Results
We inventoried 23 of the of trees on the property of Fire Station and ran a Tree Benefit Report using iTree Design to use as an example for what information you can gain about your property. Below is a sampling of the data from the report. You can review the Full Report here.