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The Urban Forest Map
The Urban Forest Map is a collaboration of government, nonprofits, businesses and city residents to map every tree in San Francisco. The map calculates the environmental benefits provided by the urban forest, including how many gallons of stormwater are filtered, how many pounds of air pollutants are captured, how many kilowatt-hours of energy conserved, and how many tons of carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere.
This information helps urban foresters and city planners to better manage trees in specific areas, track and combat tree pests and diseases, and plan future tree plantings. Climatologists can use it to better understand the effects of urban forests on climates, and students and citizen scientists can use it to learn about the role trees play in the urban ecosystem.
Additional Information for The Urban Forest Map
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.