The analysis quantified loss over time, measured existing tree canopy as a baseline, quantified ecosystem benefits, and recommended goals per land use. Modeling with CITYgreen software showed that a 5% increase in ROW tree canopy provides an additional 1.9 million cu. ft in stormwater runoff mitigation, valued at $3.7 million.
Bellevue will incorporate canopy goals into their green infrastructure master plan to mesh policy with existing city codes. This provides basis of the city’s action plan and priority expenditures to increase its canopy cover.
City of Bellevue Urban Forest Ecosystem Benefits
Air Quality Per Year:
Storm Water Savings:
Carbon Sequestered Per Year: