Trees are critical urban infrastructure that are essential to public health and well-being. Tree Equity Score was created to help address damaging environmental inequities by prioritizing human-centered investment in areas with the greatest need.
Discover of the next generation of Tree Equity Score in a new short documentary by American Forests.
"Mapping the Path to Tree Equity" follows Leandro's journey as he leads a community-driven movement in Providence, RI and uses Tree Equity Score to address unequal tree distribution. Watch it today!
Anyone can use Tree Equity Score to chart a course of action. Join the movement to advance Tree Equity in urban communities nationwide and contribute to creating greener, safer and more resilient cities.
Tree Equity Score measures how well the critical benefits of urban tree canopy are reaching those who need them most. The score establishes an equity-first standard to guide investment in communities living on low incomes, communities of color and all those disproportionately affected by extreme heat, pollution and other environmental hazards.
Meet the apps
Our Tree Equity Score Products
Our flagship tool makes Tree Equity Score available to all urban areas in the United States. Tree Equity Score sets a national standard to help make the case for investment in areas with the greatest need.
Take a deep dive into Tree Equity in your community. Tree Equity Score Analyzers have single-city or region coverage and support customizable property-level planting plans.
Join the movement to protect and restore urban forests
Urban communities require trees as essential infrastructure to support public health and climate resilience. According to our estimations, we need to plant and grow 500 million trees and protect existing urban tree infrastructure to achieve Tree Equity across America.
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