Tree Inventory | Last Updated 17 Apr 2019

This dataset comprises all street trees within the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo Bureau of Forestry is responsible for maintaining and preserving the public urban forest.

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This dataset has the following 27 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
EditingeditingtextThe organization responsible for tree maintenance
Botanical Namebotanical_nametextThe species of the tree
Common Namecommon_nametextThe common name of the tree species
DBHdbhnumberDiameter at breast height, or DBH, is a standard method of expressing the diameter of the trunk or bole of a standing tree (in inches) measured at 4.5 feet above ground level.
Total Yearly Eco Benefits ($)total_yearly_eco_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of benefits that a tree provides. This is a combination of greenhouse gas benefits, water benefits, energy benefits, air quality benefits, and property benefits.
Stormwater Benefits ($)stormwater_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of stormwater benefits that a tree provides by reducing the amount of runoff and pollutant loading in receiving waters
Stormwater Gallons Savedstormwater_gallons_savednumberThe total amount of gallons of water saved by a tree as a result of intercepting and storing rainfall in leaves and branches, increasing soil infiltration through root growth and decomposition, reducing soil erosion by diminishing the impact of rain on barren surfaces, and reducing soil moisture thereby increasing the soil's capacity to store rainfall.
Greenhouse CO2 Benefits ($)greenhouse_co2_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of benefits that a tree provides by reducing atmospheric greenhouse gases
CO2 Avoided (in lbs.)co2_avoided_in_lbsnumberThe amount of carbon dioxide (in pounds) that isn't released into the atmosphere as a result of a tree reducing the demand for heating and air conditioning of nearby buildings.
CO2 Sequestered (in lbs.)co2_sequestered_in_lbsnumberThe amount of carbon dioxide sequestered (in lbs.) by a tree as it grows.
Energy Benefits ($)energy_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of benefits that a tree provides by modifying climate and conserving building energy use.
kWh Savedkwh_savednumberThe amount of kilowatt hours of energy saved by shading and transpiration (converting liquid water to water vapor which cools the environment).
Therms Savedtherms_savednumberThe amount of therms of heat energy saved by reducing wind speeds.
Air Quality Benefits ($)air_quality_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of benefits that a tree provides by increasing air quality through absorption of gaseous pollutants, intercepting particulates, releasing oxygen, transpiring water, shading surfaces, lowering air temperatures and reducing ozone levels.
Pollutants Saved (in lbs.)pollutants_saved_in_lbsnumberThe total amount of pollutants saved (in pounds) by a tree through absorbing gaseous pollutants, intercepting particulates, and reducing ozone levels.
Property Benefits ($)property_benefitsnumberThe total dollar amount of increased property value through the increased curb appeal of having a tree in front of a property. Research has shown that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with ample trees.
Leaf Surface Area (in sq. ft.)leaf_surface_area_in_sq_ftnumberThe measure of the total area of all leaf surface on a tree (in square feet)
AddressaddressnumberThe house number associated with the location of the tree
StreetstreettextThe street name where the tree is located
SidesidetextThe location of the tree on the parcel
SitesitenumberSite designated number when multiple trees exist for same location.
Council Districtcouncil_districttextThe council district where the tree is located
Park Namepark_nametextThe park where the tree is located. Trees not in parks will have a value of 0.
LatitudelatitudenumberThe latitude where the tree is located.
LongitudelongitudenumberThe longitude where the tree is located.
Site IDsite_idnumberAn identification number for the site where the tree is located.
Locationgeocoded_columnlocationThe geographic location where the tree is located