Letters from the SAL: Sweat the small stuff:
Sweat the small stuff
Several years ago we performed our first urban tree canopy (UTC) assessment in Baltimore City, which lead to Baltimore City establishing one of the first UTC goals in the nation (40%). The land cover data used to determine Baltimore's existing tree canopy percentage of 20% came from the Strategic Urban Forest Assessment (SUFA) dataset. SUFA relied on pixel-based classifiers to extract land cover information from 2001 IKONOS satellite imagery.