The A Web-based Map Database of Trees within the City of Tampa and USF Campus

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TampaTreeMap is a web-based map and database that enables everyone to map trees in the City of Tampa and on the campus of the University of South Florida. Along the way we’ll calculate the environmental benefits the trees provide — how many gallons of storm-water they filter, how many pounds of air pollutants they capture, how many kilowatt-hours of energy they conserve, and how many tons of carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere.

The TampaTreeMap was developed by a partnership between the University of South Florida, City of Tampa, and UF-IFAS/ Hillsborough Extension Service. Funding was provided by the Florida Forest Services, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (contract no. 19622), the City of Tampa and the University of South Florida.

Our goal is to provide a one-stop repository for tree data, welcoming information from any agency or group and enabling and celebrating citizen participation. Together we’ll work toward building a complete, dynamic picture of the urban forest. The information we gather will help urban foresters, city planners and neighborhood groups to better manage trees and plan future tree plantings. The Tampa Tree Map can help our kids, students and neighbors learn about the role trees play in the urban ecosystem.

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USF Water Institute, University of South Florida, 2014-2018