• Sponsor(s):
    USEPA (subcontract with University of Florida)
  • Principal Investigators:
  • Dates:
    November 2010 through January 2013

The City of Tampa (City), University of South Florida (USF), University of Florida (UF) and the UF-IFAS/ Hillsborough Extension Service (Extension) completed an ecological analysis of the City’s urban forest in 2006-2007. The project team of UF, USF, and EPA will work together to quantify the potential of roadside vegetated buffers and other vegetation communities to attenuate nitrogen loading from transportation sources in the Tampa Bay watershed.

Project Results / Publications:

  • A Report on the City of Tampa's Existing and Possible Urban Tree Canopy   Link

    Shawn M. Landry, Michael G. Andreu, Melissa H. Friedman and Robert J. Northrop

    The analysis of Tampa’s existing and possible urban tree canopy was completed as a follow-up to the City of Tampa Urban Ecological Analysis conducted in 2006-2007. Our goal was to leverage the high resolution geospatial datasets developed during the Urban Ecological Analysis to compute UTC metrics at the parcel level and summarize this information both by land use and by spatial distribution.