Students participate in a field study as they identify, measure, and assess the health of trees. They calculate the dollar value and ecosystem services of the trees using the i-Tree Design tool. Students use the information they gathered to create an Ecosystem Services Guide of the study site. They generate a tree improvement action plan and, if feasible, implement part or all of it.
This is one of 3 activities that can be found in PLT’s Teaching with i-Tree unit. To get the activity, “Choose Your Free Curriculum” on your PLT Account homepage. Below are some supporting resources for this activity.