Understand your Canopy
The first step in working toward a tree canopy goal is understanding what you have. Thanks to the investments of Chesapeake Bay Program partners, we are fortunate to now have ready access to “wall-to-wall” high resolution land cover/land use data for the entire watershed, for the 2013/14 and 2017/18 time periods. Updated data based on 2021/2022 imagery are anticipated in 2024.
New county fact sheets are now available for all Chesapeake watershed counties sharing tree cover status, benefits (from i-Tree) and change information over the 2013/14 to 2017/18 time periods. Use the map viewer below to find your county’s fact sheet. Municipal fact sheets will be produced later in 2023.
Visit the Data Guide for more information on the data sources included in the fact sheets, as well as additional resources. Access to land use/land cover map viewers, GIS datasets, and detailed methods documentation are available from Chesapeake Conservancy.
Find your County Tree Cover Fact Sheet
Resources & Stories
This tool gives Pennsylvania communities the ability to conduct tree inventories, monitoring activities, and urban tree canopy analyses, as well as track tree maintenance and stewardship activities. View webinar to learn how to use it.