About the California Climate Trees Map

The CA Climate Trees Map highlights the important urban forestry work being funded by California Climate Investments previously known as the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The Map shows trees planted by more than two dozen nonprofit organizations and government agencies across California using the public cap-and-trade funds. You can search the map by species, location, grantee, and many other categories under the Advanced Search option.

The trees shown on the Map will provide Californians with environmental benefits for many years to come. They will sequester greenhouse gases, improve air and water quality, reduce energy conservation, provide habitat for wildlife, beautify our surroundings, and make our state a greener and healthier place to live. Newly planted trees are added quarterly as they are reported to the granting agencies.

To learn more about how to use the map, scroll down or click here.

On the main map page, you can get a broad overview of the trees planted with Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grants and see a snapshot of the benefits they are providing this year. You can do advanced searches and see quick info on a given tree. If you’d like to play around with the data yourself, you can export it here too.

Search by species or location or open the Advanced Search window for all kinds of options. Using the Advanced Search menu, under Trees, for example, you can search for all trees that your organization has reported to CalFire. (Note that updates are made quarterly.) You can search for trees from a particular grant for reporting purposes or for outreach. The Eco Benefits section will identify the annual benefits from those specific trees, and you can download the data for them too.

Each tree has its own page presenting its “bio” and its eco benefits. There’s room to upload a picture and a comment field where you can tell us your tree’s story. (You’ll need to create an account and log in to OpenTreeMap to do this. The Climate Trees Map will open in a new tab, after you create an account and log in.)

Eco benefits tell us the “ecosystem services” that the trees are providing: the energy the trees are saving by shading buildings, the stormwater captured and filtered by the leaves, the pounds of air pollutants captured by the leaves, and the carbon dioxide sequestered. The main map page shows the benefits for all selected trees, and each tree’s bio shows its individual benefits.

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