Welcome to the i-Tree Planting Calculator!

This tool helps you estimate the long-term environmental benefits from a tree planting project in terms of carbon dioxide, air pollution, stormwater impacts, energy savings, and canopy cover.

How to use it:

It is easy to get these estimates!

Enter groups of trees with the following:

  • Tree species
  • Size of trees at planting
  • Condition of the trees
  • The number of trees in the group
  • Project lifetime years
Optionally, you can enter more values to fine tune your estimates:
  • Distance and direction to the nearest building
  • Estimated mortality of the trees over the project lifetime
  • Specific greenhouse gas values for your region

The following estimates are calculated in amounts and dollar values:

  • Carbon dioxide sequestered
  • Carbon dioxide avoided due to reduction in building energy use
  • Energy conserved
  • Air pollutants captured and avoided
  • Stormwater filtered
  • Tree total biomass
  • Canopy cover
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Warning: This tool can be very data intensive. It is not recommended for use on metered plans.

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