Cities worldwide face challenges regarding rapid climate change, intensifying urban heat islands, and persistent air pollution. greehill quantifies the impact of current and future urban trees on ecosystem services and thermal comfort to help grow greener, healthier and more resilient cities.
Inadequate information creates gaps in greenery
Cities have inaccurate estimates about the ecosystem services provided by their urban trees, making it difficult to identify those areas most in need of improvements.
Tools for well-informed urban forest development
Our detailed maps, models, and algorithms allow city planners to effectively quantify, analyze, simulate, and plan the impact of urban trees on urban life.
Better planning, greater impact
Through our system, cities can optimize human thermal comfort, reduce local air pollution and increase resilience to climate change.
How it works
greehill supplies all the necessary data and tools to quantify the benefits of urban trees and to plan effective tree planting to meet each city's specific goals.
Quantify ecosystem services
With greehill REDWOOD, cities calculate ecosystem services with unparalleled accuracy – at scale. Precise input data coupled with robust algorithms mean that for the first time cities can accurately quantify the impact of their entire urban forest on human life.
Measure what counts
From CO2 sequestration and air quality to economic value and UV protection, greehill has the tools to measure what matters to your city. Have a complete picture of your urban forest to aid in reporting, applying for funding, and setting your municipal agenda.
Identify areas for impact
Detailed heatmaps allow landscape architects and city planners to visualize the distribution of trees and risk factors in neighborhoods and prioritize areas for urban greening.
Aggregate data about environmental factors such as temperature and air quality on one platform. Identify pockets that would benefit most from new trees and other mitigation efforts.
Plan(t) the right tree in the right place
New developments and urban renewal projects rely on trees for both beauty and benefits against problems such as urban heat, surface runoff, and high energy costs. greehill REDWOOD provides the data to not only choose an appropriate planting location but also select the best species for your goals.
Simulate your selection
Ensure you are selecting the best tree for the job with models that simulate projected benefits over time. Plan entire tree planting campaigns to meet the goals of your city.
Why greehill REDWOOD?
Receive the most reliable information about the effects your urban trees have on the quality of life in your city, now and in the future.
Understand your urban forest like never before
Gather insights about the services provided by your urban forest for more effective reporting and investment.
Focus on the issues that matter most to your city
Identify areas that can benefit most from new trees and customize analyses to address the topics at the top of your city's agenda.
Optimize the performance of your forest
Simulate the impact of planting more trees to ensure your projects meet the needs of the communities they serve.