Urban Forest Project Reporting Protocol. Center for Urban Forest Research, US Forest Service Kelaine Vargas

Urban Forest Project Reporting Protocol Center for Urban Forest Research, US Forest Service Kelaine Vargas Urban Forests and Climate Change • • • •...
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Urban Forest Project Reporting Protocol

Center for Urban Forest Research, US Forest Service Kelaine Vargas

Urban Forests and Climate Change • • • •

50 million trees, 15 yr Sequester 4.5 Mt/yr 6,400 GWh/yr, $485M Reduced emissions 1.8 Mt/yr • Total 6.3 Mt/yr • 4% of CAT target

Committees Drafting committee Glenn

Flamik

CDF

Sam

Hitz

CDF

Mary

Klaas-Schultz

CDF

Greg

McPherson

US Forest Service, Center for Urban Forest Research

John

Nickerson

CCAR

Michelle

Passero

Pacific Forest Trust / The Nature Conservancy

Tim

Robards

California Climate Action Registry

Emily

Russell-Roy

PFT

Kelaine

Vargas

US Forest Service, Center for Urban Forest Research

Laurie

Wayburn

Pacific Forest Trust

Doug

Wickizer

CDF

Steering committee Kathryn

Bickel

CCAR

Glenn

Flamik

CDF

Bruce

Goines

US Forest Service, Region 5

Sam

Hitz

CDF

Bailey

Hudson

Arborist

Mary

Klaas-Schultz

CDF

Andy

Lipkis

TreePeople

Derek

Markolf

California Air Resources Board

Greg

McPherson

US Forest Service, Center for Urban Forest Research

Mark

Nechodom

US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

John

Nickerson

CCAR

Jeanne

Panek

California Air Resources Board

Michelle

Passero

Pacific Forest Trust / The Nature Conservancy

Tim

Robards

California Climate Action Registry

Emily

Russell-Roy

Pacific Forest Trust

Misha

Sarkovich

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Doug

Thompson

California Air Resources Board

Val

Tiangco

California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research

Kelaine

Vargas

US Forest Service, Center for Urban Forest Research

Laurie

Wayburn

Pacific Forest Trust

Doug

Wickizer

CDF

Technical advisory committee Kamran

Abdollahi

Southern University

Rich

Birdsey

US Forest Service, Global Change

Ken

Decio

California Integrated Waste Mgmt Board

Pierre

duVair

California Energy Commission

Gordon

Heisler

US Forest Service, Syracuse

Ken

Holman

Community Forestry Coordinator, MN DNR, Forestry

David

Katz

Sacramento Tree Foundation

Gary

Klein

California Energy Commission

Jeff

Kline

US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Scott

Maco

Davey Resource Group

Doug

McCreary

UC Berkeley, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program

Melissa

McHale

Colorado State University

Dave

Nowak

US Forest Service, Syracuse

Eric

Oldar

California Dept. of Forestry and Fire Protection

Diane

Pataki

UC Irvine

Norm

Pillsbury

California Polytechnic State University

Stephanie

Pincetl

US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

Keith

Roberts

Sacto Sustainability

Neil

Sampson

The Sampson Group

Tom

Scott

UC Riverside, Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program

Sam

Sherrill

University of Cincinnati

Mark

Trexler

Director, EcoSecurities Global Consulting Services

Andrea

Tuttle

UC Berkeley

Jude

Wait

Development director, Lomakatsi Restoration Project

Rob

Williams

California Biomass Collaborative/UCD

Stakeholder committee

Connie

Gallippi

James

Allen

Melanie James P. Allen and Gentles Assoc, Consulting UC Davis ArboristsParsons Cindy

Curtis

Alling

George EDAW, Inc.

Gentry

Mike

Alonzo

George Casey Trees

Gonzalez

Manuel

Alvarado

Joe

Bates

Robert

Beebe

Joe

Benassini

Steve

Brink

Micah

Brosnan

Doug

Brown

Lee

Butterfield

Rob

Cain

Los Angeles Urban Forestry Program David Roger Urban forestry consultant John Great Valley Center Goodfellow BioCompliance Greg San Martin Climate Protection, PG&E Jeff Landscape Management, Harris City of Vallejo Ellison, Schneider & Harris Daran Santi PG & E Jay University of La Verne Hart Parks and Recreation Dept., City of Albuquerque, NM Janet Santos Cobb California Oak Foundation City of Sacramento, Urban ForestryUSFS, Southern Center for Urban Forestry Research Dudley Hartel Mike Schonherr PG & E California Forestry Association Clay Hinkle CH2M Hill Frank Schultz Southern California Edison PG&E, Vegetation Management San Diego State University Ron Hostick Sears City of Davis California Dept. of TransportationMitch Nancy Hughes California Urban Forest Council Kemba Shakur Urban ReLeaf California State Parks Eric Johnson USC Dan Smith Casey Trees City of Davis Betony Jones Sierra Business Council

Keith

Cline

US Forest Service, Urban and Community Carl Forestry Somers Patti Keating California State Parks

Phil

Cody

UC Berkeley Kimberly

Larry

Costello

UC Coop Extension - Urban Horticulture Ray Dan Knapp Los AngelesTretheway Conservation CorpsSacramento Tree Foundation

Mike

Daleo

San Diego Gas &Lehaie Electric Jerri

Society of Municipal Arborists Ken Trott

Woodland Tree Foundation

Paula

Daniels

City of Los Angeles Jared Liu

Alliance for Community Trees Andy Trotter

West Coast Arborist

Florence

Daviet

World ResourcesMachado Institute Bill

Building Industry Association Richard Williams

UC Santa Barbara

Rachel

Dinno

Trust for Public Lands Sandy Macias

Eric

Douglas

California Tree Collaborative Gordon Mann

Steve

Dugas

US Forest Service, Urban and Community Forestry Scott Wilson Sacramento Tree Foundation Deric Wittenborn Ellison, Schneider & Harris California State University Fullerton Ryan McCaughey CSU Fresno

Rose

Eperson

Western ChapterMcLoughlin ISA Mark

Stonegate Properties

Alice

Ewen-Walker

Alliance for Community Jacqueline McRae Trees

Los Angeles Dept.of Water and Power, Trees for a Greener LA

Richard

Farmer

Cal Poly PomonaMiller Peter

Natural Resources Defence Council

Herb

Fong

Stanford Pam

PG&E

Rebecca

Fotu

City of Morgan Hill Sam Oludunfe

Leslie

Friedman Johnson

Conservation Strategy Group

Klunich

Murray

Conservation Strategy Group Heath Packard

Forest and Fish Conservation Caucus LADWP Environmental Services

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, Miguel Perez-Gibson ForestExecutive and Fish Officer Conservation Caucus

Trust for Public Lands

Guy Stivers Protection Agency Dudek Engineering and Environmental Consultants US Environmental

University of California, San Diego

Along the way…

Math! Cemis = (TCg × EFg) + (TCd × EFd)

A

Chinese elm Year Project year DBH (in) Height (ft) kg CO2/tree metric ton CO2/tree

B C D Density Add roots FW to DWDW to C C to CO2 1.28 0.56 0.5 3.67 0.028316847 0.01046 2.32481 0.49317 865 =A * B * (DBH) ^C * (ht) ^D 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1.1 1.6 2.2 2.7 3.3 3.8 4.3 4.8 5.3 11.2 14.6 17.3 19.6 21.5 23.2 24.6 25.9 27.1 1.4 4.0 8.6 15.3 24.2 35.5 49.1 65.0 83.1 0.001 0.004 0.009 0.015 0.024 0.036 0.049 0.065 0.083

V = 0.002245 × (40.4)2.118 × (15.6)-0447 = 1.66 m3

Urban forest GHG benefits

Project-related emissions

Additionality

Leakage

Permanence Certified Reductions Witheld (1,000 MT certified/yr) 1000 900 800 metric tons

700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 0

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Urban

Urban vs. forest trees

At the end…

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator Jim Simpson and Greg McPherson

•Excel workbook •Calculates • Annual carbon sequestration and total carbon storage • Effect of tree shade on residential heating and cooling energy use and GHG emissions • Aboveground biomass for estimating other GHG benefits •Calculates and allows forecasting •“Proof of concept” software still in the testing phase •Single tree calculator in present form

Entering project data

California climate zones

Sample template for gathering data

Entering tree data

Results

Sample template for results

See Annex D in the Protocol for details

Thank you!

And especially to all of our committee members!