Welcome to the i-Tree Glossary of Terms!

Use this tool as a resource to bring meaning to urban and community forest terminology. Feel free to link back to terms as needed on your text and tools.

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Since i-Tree was launched in 2006, it has accumulated a lot of momentum in terms of all the software applications, data collection aspects, web resources, science, and presentations. Like any specialized field, Urban Forestry and thus i-Tree come with their own set of vocabulary and abbreviations.

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Common Acronyms
DBH - diameter at breast height
DCIA - directly connected impervious area
DEM - digital elevation model
EMC - event mean concentration
IV - importance value
LAI - leaf area index
LID - low impact development
NLCD - National Land Cover Database
NIPF - non-industrial private forestland
QA - quality assurance
TI - topographic index
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