In 2017 i-Tree Eco software was used to quantify the environmental benefits of over 1200 Arboretum trees (half the collection), representing 601 species in 146 genera.
The software employed field data collected by volunteers, local climate and air pollution data, and species characteristics.
The full report is available from https://www.itreetools.org/resources/reports/WaiteArb_iTree_2017.pdf.
An online map of the surveyed trees with their individual environmental benefits is available from http://arcg.is/1iTTCy.
A Waite Arboretum aerial image with every surveyed tree, highlighted in light green with the 10-colour range reflecting the age class of the tree,
and labelled with the scientific name will be displayed. Click on a tree to display its environmental benefits.
Participants in this workshop were advised to download the online map on a mobile device before the workshop. The method of collecting field data
and individual tree assessment criteria was presented; participants were encouraged to the Arboretum solo, or take a guided walk past a selection of trees with the
highest environmental benefits. The environmental benefits will also be available on the free Waite Arboretum App which can be downloaded
from the App Store or Google Play.