Pledge Element 6
Reduce GHG Emissions Through the Use of Climate-Smart Land-Use Tools
Preserving the tree canopy in our communities provides a number of environmental and economic benefits. Communities can earn points for CSC Certification Action
6.18 Develop a Local Forestry Program with the help of free tools, such as i-Tree.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed i-Tree Tools to stregthen urban forestry management, quantify ecosystem services, account for carbon sequestration, increase community awareness, and to engage decision makers. i-Tree Tools are freely accessible and provide baseline data that can be used to demonstrate value and priorities for a single tree or an entire forest. Please visit www.iTreeTools.org to learn more and to view the