Assessing changes and benefits in urban forest canopy cover in the UK

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We’re pleased to announce the award of a Fund4Trees Bursary to Annabel Buckland, from the University of Exeter, for work assessing changes and benefits in urban forest canopy cover in the UK.

Annabel Buckland (University of Exeter)
Annabel Buckland (University of Exeter)

Talking about the award Annabel said:

“Receiving this bursary will enable me to undertake an internship with the US Forestry Service, in order to improve the canopy cover function of i-Tree Canopy for the UK. These improvements will extend the use of i-Tree Canopy within the UK, from the current function of estimating tree cover, to additionally estimating Carbon Storage, Air Pollution Removal and Avoided Runoff effects at the landscape scale. The ability to easily estimate these benefits should contribute to more effective and widespread communication of the importance of the urban forests. As i-Tree is an open-source software, these improvements will be available to everyone once complete.”

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