Benchmark Tree Canopy Cover Report

November 2015 – August 2016

Client: City of Charles Sturt

Seed undertook a benchmark land cover assessment using i-Tree Canopy for the City of Charles Sturt to determine land cover across suburbs and to investigate land cover change over time and by tenure.

A total of 16,575 points were classified into one of 12 land cover categories for three time periods: 2014, 2008 and 1998. Land cover was assessed at the suburb-scale and tenure-based spatial analyses were conducted to identify land cover trends between public and private land over time.

The assessment provides a benchmark on which to measure and monitor future land cover changes. It also provides insights into where tree planting opportunities occur and where community engagement may be best targeted to promote tree conservation and planting on private land.

The full report is available here.

Image source: J. Garden, Seed Consulting Services