Documenting the benefits of trees

Three blocks of trees in the residential neighbourhood of Champlain Park in Kitchissippi Ward (394 trees in all) bring an annual flow of benefits to residents valued at $41, 924 (using the US Forestry Services I-Tree calculator). Imagine the flow of benefits of the Greenbelt and all the other trees in residential areas in Ottawa!

The Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park tree inventory is inspired by Neighbourwoods, an ambitious initiative taking root in communities across Ontario.  Check out these infographics on the inventory and another on the financial benefits to residents in the form of energy consumed, storm water filtered,  air quality improved, and carbon stored.