Find Locations

Start on Main, then explore the map layer tabs.
Choose a boundary area to analyze:
Use these tools to work with the map:

This is an overview of the steps involved in completing an analysis with i-Tree Landscape. Visit the Help page for thorough documentation.

Let's Get Started!

  • Watch an introduction to i-Tree Landscape (21 minutes).
  • Watch a practical example of using i-Tree Landscape (10 minutes).

i-Tree Landscape is broken into the 5 parts. The current stage is represented by the blue bar and dots shown below the map. Use Next or Back buttons or directly select the desired page to view the parts of a project.

  1. Find Locations

    In this stage, you will be identifying the geographic region for analysis.

    To quickly zoom to an area of interest, enter a location, such as a city or street address, in the search bar at the top-left of the map. Otherwise, pan and zoom to navigate the map.

    An important feature is the control panel located along the right side of the map. It lists all of the available datasets for viewing on the map. The layers are separated into tabs as well as expandable sections. Each layer can be toggled individually, and be made transparent.

    With your area of interest now visible in the map display, it is time to select the geographic regions to be included in the project. First, choose a boundary type from the drop-down list in the control panel. Next, use the panel's Select control to pick regions by clicking or tapping them on the map. Finally, hit Process, Next, or navigate to any of the other project stages, to save your selection.

  2. Explore Location Data

    In this stage of your project, view the forest, land, census, health, and climate data associated with the geographic regions selected. Data tables and graphs are displayed below the map.

    Look through the available tabs to explore and better understand the locations your project.

  3. See Tree Benefits

    In this stage, the benefits calculated from the tree canopy coverage can be seen. Data tables and graphs are displayed below the map.

    The information here includes carbon, pollution, hydrologic, and human health benefits provided by trees. They are measured in amounts, like pounds and gallons, as well as the dollar values.

    Go to the available tabs to learn how very useful the trees are in your area of interest.

  4. Prioritize Tree Planting

    In forest management planning, an important aspect to consider is where to target plantings to promote sustainable tree benefits in areas where they are most valuable to people. In this stage of your project, you can use the defaults, or experiment with your own defintion of what is valuable to the people in your area.

    If a custom scenario is desired, on this page there is a short description of how to use the controls to create a priority planting index. It allows using nearly all of the fields on the Location Data and Tree Benefit pages as criteria.

    Tree planting and tree protection priorities are displayed on the map, in a table, and in a quadrant scatter plot.

  5. Generate Results

    In this stage reports are built from defaults or chosen elements from the Location, Benefits, or Prioritization stages.

    Report generation is divided sections. Within each, you choose the data and its formats to be in your results. Use the drop-down menu to select and configure report elements, then the + Add button to include them. A list of your selections will appear below each category. When all of your selections have been made, use the Build Report button to view the finished report.

Helpful Hints

It is never too late to change the regions that you have selected for your analysis! Make changes to your selection in any stage you want. Retain them by using the Process button in the control panel to trigger an update in the displays.

To move between steps, click the Next or Back buttons, or click on the desired step in the progress bar.


A selection of large areas or a large quantity of selections may take several minutes to process. Sorry for any inconvenience, but processing will halt if it exceeds 30 minutes.

If you receive a timeout error, please try reloading the page once or twice. As some calculations become cached, it may be able to finish the rest. If the problem continues, unfortunately, the only way forward is to go to the homepage and use the Project -> Start Over button in the navigation bar. Then continue your work by spliting it into smaller sub-projects.

It is recommended that only a few selections are made while exploring. Once the final areas are identified, the maximum the system can usually support is: a handful of states, a few hundred counties, or less than a thousand block groups. These maximums have been drastically lowered as more data has been added to the system, but performance improvements are being made. Your computer and internet connection may only be able to handle a smaller number than the server's maximum.

Data Warning

i-Tree Landscape can be a very data intensive application. It is not recommended for use on metered plans that charge based on the amount loaded.

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