Each application uses existing data banks, and data input requirements vary by application and include a range of field data and project specifications. i-Tree Design, for instance, requires information on location, tree species, size, and conditions.
The information generated will vary by tools selected based on the project specific need. i-Tree Design provides information on the benefits of the tree described in the data entry including, greenhouse gas mitigation and stormwater interception, and allows users to assess the benefits of a planned design.
EXPERTISE & TIME INVESTMENT REQUIRED
The level of expertise required varies by tool. For instance, i-Tree Pest Detection Module may require a background in botany in order to accurately identify the tree species in question.
Time investment varies by tool, project scope, and scale of the project area being assessed.
EXAMPLES OF COMPANY USERS
i-Tree has been used by communities, nonprofit organizations, private/public consultants, schools, homeowners, landscape architects, and designers.
The Energy Saving Trees program, as well as other successful community and regional initiatives, uses i-Tree tools to help utility companies connect with their customers to reduce energy use and get the right tree planted in the right place to avoid utility-tree conflicts. To date, 125,000 trees have been delivered to 70,000 home owners served by 18 different utility companies.