Canopy Assessment

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
cweth@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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2021 Urban Tree Canopy Assessment
In 2020, the City of Knoxville partnered with Trees Knoxville and other community organizations to conduct a comprehensive Urban Tree Canopy Study. The study was produced by an external consultant, PlanIT Geo. The study focused on both Knox County and the City of Knoxville to look at different land classes, such as Urban Tree Canopy, and changes in tree canopy between 2008 and 2018. This comprehensive plan explored urban tree canopy in many different geographic scales including neighborhoods, census tracts, watersheds, and parks. The information used from this study will help guide planning processes for urban forestry moving forward.

The 2021 Urban Tree Canopy Assessment Report [PDF] goes over the finding of the study for both Knox County and the City of Knoxville.

The 2021 Urban Tree Canopy Summary Assessment [PDF] is a summary of the findings for only the City of Knoxville.

The specific data from the study can also be viewed on KGIS Maps.


2014 and 2019 City of Knoxville i-Tree Canopy AssessmentsTree canopy
Understanding the City's urban forest resource is very important in making decisions for the community. There have been several urban forestry assessments completed in the Knoxville area by City, State, and Federal agencies utilizing different types of assessment methods and procedures. The results of these assessments help guide the City's Urban Forestry Division on managing the City's forest resources.

2014 and 2019 i-Tree Canopy Tables [PDF]

2019 Maps and Information
Canopy Coverage by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Changes in Canopy Coverage by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Changes in Impervious Areas for Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Changes in Other Pervious Areas by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Impervious Pavement by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Impervious Structures by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Other Pervious Green Space by Neighborhood Area [PDF]

2014 Maps and Information
Canopy Cover by Class [PDF]
Canopy Coverage By Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Canopy Coverage Neighborhood Areas [PDF]
Changes in Canopy Coverage by Council Districts [PDF]
Changes in Impervious Areas by Council Districts [PDF]
Changes in Other Pervious Areas by Council Districts [PDF]
Impervious Pavement and Structure by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Impervious Pavement by Neighborhood Area [PDF]
Other Pervious Green Space by Neighborhood Area [PDF]

Other Studies
American Forest Canopy Assessment - 2002 [PDF]
TN Department of Agriculture Canopy Assessment - 2014 [PDF]
US Forest Service - Tennessee Urban Forestry Assessment - 2009 [PDF]