Has the tree coverage changed since the first canopy assessment in 2008? Yes, it has. The latest tree canopy coverage data for the city of Atlanta has been published. Join us at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda TreeHouse as Georgia Tech professor and study author Tony Giarrusso walks us through the latest data for the Atlanta Tree Canopy Coverage. Canopy coverage has multiple benefits including removing pollutants from the ecosystem, increasing property value, and reducing greenhouse gases. Discover how Atlanta’s canopy cover directly impacts your family, neighborhood, community, and the planet. Opportunities for discussion on the canopy data will conclude the evening.
About the Speaker: Tony Giarrusso is a Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. His teaching, research, and consulting activities focus on GIS-based planning solutions for land conservation, coastal and marine resource management, urban planning and environmental protection. Over the past nineteen years, Mr. Giarrusso has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on more than 30 research projects, with research sponsors including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Georgia (DNR and DHR), The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Morehouse School of Medicine, The Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International, and the City of Atlanta.
Apart from his research activities, Mr. Giarrusso has been an instructor at Georgia Tech for the last sixteen years, primarily teaching introductory GIS classes to undergraduates.