Which i-Tree tools can be used internationally?

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Which i-Tree tools can be used internationally?

Post by i-Tree Support » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:01 am

Here is a summary of i-Tree applications updated in April 2021 to reflect i-Tree 2021 suite tool use and limitations outside the United States.

i-Tree Canopy is an online tool available for international users interested in estimating canopy cover. Canopy does not require software installation and can be used directly from the i-Tree website. A user can define their project area using a Google Map interface or by uploading a compatible ESRI shapefile of an area of interest. Ecosystem service estimates for pollution, carbon and hydrology are limited because they are based on U.S. locations. Canopy v7.1 has been adapted for the U.K. and Sweden to provide ecosystem services. See available Canopy instructional videos to learn more https://www.itreetools.org/support/reso ... o-learning or visit the online application https://canopy.itreetools.org/index.php

i-Tree Eco v6 can be used internationally but has limitations depending on your country or city. Eco v6 has been adapted for Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Colombia and South Korea, Mexico and most European countries. Local cooperators have provided pollution and other information for these adapted countries and Eco works similarly as for users in the U.S. The Eco model has limitations when applied internationally which are detailed on page 26 of the Eco v6 International Guide. https://www.itreetools.org/resources/ma ... ojects.pdf.

Individual Global Cites in Eco v6 - Many international cities have already been fully or partially integrated into i-Tree Eco v6 by users who have submitted information and data using i-Tree Database. Please check the latest Other International Locations drop down on the following page https://www.itreetools.org/database/#/viableLocations to see which individual international cities locations are available in i-Tree Eco v6, and the pollution and precipitation data availability for those cities.

i-Tree Database - this tool is for international users interested in integrating individual cities into i-Tree Eco for automated processing using the i-Tree Database (ITDB) system https://database.itreetools.org/#/splash. This requires that users provide new location information, optional hourly pollution data and one-hour precipitation data in defined templates submitted through the online portal. See i-Tree Database learning videos for basic overview of steps https://www.itreetools.org/support/reso ... o-learning

i-Tree Species is functional with limitations as the tool works with a plant database more specific to the U.S. International users will need average minimum temperature range and the number of days their growing season typically lasts.

i-Tree Hydro is not recommended for use outside the U.S but can be adapted with significant challenges for an international user to replicate all the data requirements needed to run the model. Specifically, there are current limitations in the Hydro application which will require modification of international weather and stream flow data to run within the application properly. The current Hydro interface only has U.S. locations available. For more details, please see the Forum FAQ: i-Tree Hydro Data Requirements & International Limitations.

i-Tree Landscape is limited for use in the United States only because of U.S. specific cover maps and census data used in the application.

i-Tree Design is limited to users within the United States and Canada.

i-Tree Planting Calculator is limited to users within the United States only.

i-Tree Harvest is tool limited for the United States. Harvest was developed by collaborators and integrated into i-Tree for estimating the carbon stored in harvested wood products, and the changes in this quantity over time.

Legacy Applications and Utilities listed below are generally not updated and are available for past users of these tools.

i-Tree Streets is not recommended for use outside the United States. Benefit calculations for this program are based on regionally specific tree growth measurements, hourly climate and air pollution concentration data, and building construction information for U.S. climate zones. Because these factors can vary a great deal from region-to-region, let alone continent-to-continent, users only obtain reliable results when using data from the climate zone where the tree resource is located. Ultimately, international users will have to decide if the assumptions and limitations of applying Streets abroad will meet their objectives.

i-Tree Storm, the Storm Damage Assessment Protocol is a legacy utility and can be considered for use outside the U.S. as there are no regional data involved, the user can switch from English to metric units.

i-Tree Vue is a legacy application not applicable outside the U.S , and no longer available in the i-Tree2021 suite
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