Shade tree benefit estimator

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This application will help you estimate the energy savings (KWh saved), capacity savings (KW saved) and pounds of carbon and CO2 sequestered as a result of mature trees planted individually in urban and suburban settings.

To use the calculator, you'll need to know:
1. The average cost of electricity in summer and winter months (you can find this on your SMUD bill).
2. The tree species (common OR botanical name).
3. The age of the tree from the tree planting date OR the tree diameter at the breast height (DBH).
4. The number of trees planted..
5. The location in the US, which would determine the climate zone.
6. The direction your tree faces (for trees planted next to buildings).
7. The distance between the tree and the building that is being shaded.

Try the Tree Benefit Estimator now.

Read the faq and methodology information.

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