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What is an Urban Tree Canopy Assessment?

The Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) analysis conducted the University of Vermont, and supported by the USDA Forest Service, The Morton Arboretum, and American Forests used high-resolution LiDAR imagery to quantify and map the regional forest and canopy in detail. The region wide data of the urban tree canopy analysis allows stakeholders across all seven counties to understand their forest and make detailed goals for future forest structure and composition across different land uses. See the Urban Tree Canopy Assessment in the Chicago Region.