New Resource Offers First-Ever Comprehensive Look at Current and Potential Value of Chicago Region's Tree Canopy

A green color-coded map of Chicago's tree canopy density.
The interactive canopy map created by the Chicago Region Tree Initiative offers a unique look at the treescapes of the Chicago area.
June 19, 2017

The Chicago Region Tree Initiative (CRTI), a coalition of leading Chicago region environmental organizations led by The Morton Arboretum, has unveiled a new resource offering a never-before-seen analysis of the Chicago region’s tree canopy. Led by researchers at The Morton Arboretum, the US Forest Service, and The Field Museum, the data set is the most comprehensive of its kind in the country to offer a holistic look at the value trees bring to our region, by layering canopy  data with median income, minority populations, temperature mapping, health data, and air quality.  

Read more about this new resource on CRTI's website.