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The Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI) has collected one of the largest data sets on urban forestry in the United States. This data informs where and how CRTI prioritizes its work and capacity building. This data has been incorporated into interactive online resources that communities and neighborhoods can access to help decision makers, landowners, and managers understand where and what to plant, the value of the urban forest, impacts of woody invasive species, heat island challenges, and where opportunities exist for oak ecosystem enhancement.

Lydia Scott, Karen Ann Miller, Joseph McCarthy, Matthew Freer, Lindsay Darling, and Melissa Custic, 2020

“Prioritization and Planning to Improve Urban Tree Health in the Chicago Region,” Cities and the Environment: Vol. 13: Iss. 1, Article 6.
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