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Minneapolis Comprehensive Urban Tree Canopy Inventory


High resolution remote sensing data were classified into land cover classes of tree canopy, grass and shrubs, bare soil, water, buildings, streets, and other impervious. The classification maps and statistical data are available in a GIS database and a web-based mapping application for further analysis by the City in setting goals and planning for tree planting and maintenance. Neighborhood analysis utilizing the Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) summaries can be used to help target tree canopy improvement and preservation activities. Parcels with low Existing UTC and high Possible UTC within neighborhoods can be selected within the parcel database and be examined in more detail. In summary, the maps provide essential data for planning for the future of a vital Minneapolis asset – its tree canopy.

Program Metro Greenways

Status Completed

Dates 12/14/2009 - 06/30/2011

Project Manager June Mathowitz

Grant Recipient City Of Minneapolis

Grant Recipient Type Local/Regional Government Unit

Primary Funding Source(s) Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund

Grant Amount $29,000

Expended $29,000

Statutory Reference M.L. 2009, Ch. 143, Sec. 2, Subd. 4f2.6/3.4/4.1

Primary County Hennepin


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