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Tree Data Summary

Feature

Measure

Number of trees

249,450,000

Tree and shrub canopy cover

28.3%

Tree canopy cover

18.6%

Most common species

American elm, Northern hackberry, Osage orange, honeylocust, Eastern red cedar

Percentage of trees < 6-inches diameter

71.0%

Pollution removal – trees

25,940 tons*/year ($198 million/year)

Ozone

15,850 tons/year ($142million/year)

Particulate matter

6,030 tons/year ($36 million/year)

Sulfur dioxide

2,260 tons/year ($5.0 million/year)

Nitrogen dioxide

1,610 tons/year ($14.4 million/year)

Carbon monoxide

200 tons/year ($257,000/year)

Carbon storage

19.9 million tons ($411 million)

Carbon sequestration

1.0 million tons/year ($20.7 million/year)

Building energy reduction

$14.0 million / year

Reduced carbon emissions

$500,800 / year

Structural value

$93.4 billion

*Ton – short ton (U.S.) (2,000 lbs)


iTree Eco project partners include the USDA Forest Service, the Kansas Forest Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, Mid-America Regional Council and Davey Resource Group.