Tree Data Inventory Exploration Tool
About the Project
The Knowledge Exchange for Resilience and the Community Capital Lab at ASU has partnered with the City of Phoenix, leading to the development of this Tree Data Inventory Exploration Tool, a comprehensive first-of-its-kind publicly accessible green infrastructure enhancement platform in Arizona. The tool uses advanced analytics to extract and visualize critical tree attributes for individual plants, such as canopy size, desert native vs. invasive species, water usage, BVOC emission, powerline friendliness, and the allergenic nature of species.
This information has the potential to help communities and decision-makers to track the health of trees, identify neighborhoods that could benefit from increased investment in street trees, and build a strategy to increase native species, which offer longevity and greater protection against heat.