Sustainability Problem and Proposed Solution: 

Understanding the distribution of tree canopy change can inform where tree planting, growth, death, and removal is occurring relative to different communities. By locating areas where there has been little or no growth we can better direct future planting projects. The outcome of this project will result in repopulating the urban canopy by focusing on canopy deficit areas, which we believe coincides with areas where low-income residents live in Santa Cruz.

Project Categories: 
Land, Habitat, Watershed
Energy & Climate
Social Justice
Project Status: 
In Progress
Project End Date: 
Affiliated Department, Unit or College: 
Center for Integrated Spatial Research, Environmental Studies
Project Location: 
Both on and off campus

UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Proper