The "Map the Canopy" page is a simple online mapping tool that highlights the Treasure Valley (TV) Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Data.
Who should use it?
Anyone from residents to planners to community leaders can use this tool to see an interactive map of the region’s tree canopy.
What do you see?
Each data layer represents urban tree canopy (UTC) data differently:
- TV UTC Assessment Area of Interest (project area) - provides an outline of the entire project area
- Treasure Valley Land Cover - depicts raw tree canopy data by mapping individual trees
- Treasure Valley UTC % (census blocks) - summarizes tree canopy data at the census block level
- Boise Neighborhood UTC % - summarizes tree canopy for each registered neighborhood association within the City of Boise
- Treasure Valley Shade Trees - showcases the number of shade trees planted per census block since 2013. One of the most exciting aspects of the Shade Tree Project is its geographic scope. The shade trees planted will mature over time to provide benefits to homeowners, including reduced summer energy costs.
- ** New on Arbor Day 2017! -- Tree Canopy Height - displays the height of trees in three Boise Neighborhoods (Downtown, Harrison Blvd and North End). Large mature trees provide greater environmental services to these neighborhoods (stormwater capture, clean air and water, carbon sequestration and shading for energy conservation).
Users can also click on each layer in the map to find out more information about that layer.
What can you learn?
Users can learn what percent tree canopy looks like at an individual residence, neighborhood or city level. They can also visualize what tree canopy looks like from a local to regional scale.
Stay aware of updates
Here are a few tips:
CHANGE YOUR LAYERS OR BASEMAP:
VIEW LAND COVER:
VIEW TREE HEIGHT: