The intent of the Shade Tree Planting Prioritization (STPP) analysis is to:
- Rapidly and strategically assess Arizona’s urban forest communities to inform Urban and Community Forestry planning
- Identify Arizona’s underserved cities and communities based on state-wide, best available, and relevant socio-economic and environmental data
- Account for a city’s commitment to their urban forest (sustainability) as it applies to UCF partnerships and projects
- Keep spatial and quantitative analysis simple and transparent
- Generate summaries and geospatial products for internal and public dissemination
The analysis and products will inform future DFFM priorities for program delivery and may be used directly by communities for their management needs.
How Can The Prioritization Maps Help Me?
||Compare neighborhoods and inform community action
||Justify shade tree planting and maintenance costs
||Identify underserved neighborhoods and promote shade tree planting and maintenance
||Target and maximize volunteer tree planting and care efforts
||Identify potential markets for tree nurseries ("hot" spots)
Identify areas with possibly larger tree maintenance needs ("cool" spots)
|Regional Planning Organizations
(RTA, MAG, PAG, etc.)
|Support long-term planning initiatives
Aide obtaining funding for specific projects
Products And Services
2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization Reportupdated 09/24/2018
Summary of the intent, methodology, and results of the 2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization analysis.
2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization Atlas updated 09/24/2018
11" by 17" Atlas of shade tree planting prioritization maps for Arizona's 95 largest cities and towns.
2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization Advanced Web Map updated 10/21/2020
Advanced interactive online map of the analysis results.
- Turn on and off STPP layers
- Switch the basemap between road map, satellite image, topographic map, etc.
- Access to STPP sub-index layers:
- Population Density Index
- Lack of Canopy Cover Index
- Low-Income Index
- Traffic Proximity Index
- Sustainability Index
- Air Quality Index
- Heat and Developed Imperviousness Index
- Click on Census Block Group polygons to access attributes.
Note: Only STPP Indexes and attributes denoted with a * are Census Block Group level estimates. All other are city-wide estimates.
2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization Simple Web Map updated 03/11/2019
Simple interactive online map of the analysis results.
Population 1 to 1,000
Zoom to: Duncan, Hayden, Jerome, Patagonia, Tusayan, Winkelman,
Population 1,001 to 5,000
Zoom to: Benson, Carefree, Chinle, Clarkdale, Clifton, Colorado City, Dewey Humboldt, Eagar, Fredonia, Gila Bend, Huachuca City, Kearny, Mammoth, Miami, Parker, Pima, Pinetop-Lakeside, Quartzsite, San Carlos, Springerville, St. Johns, Star Valley, Superior, Taylor, Tombstone, Wellton, Willcox, Williams,
Population 5,001 to 10,000
Zoom to: Bisbee, Cave Creek, Globe, Guadalupe, Holbrook, Kayenta, Litchfield Park, Page, Safford, Snowflake, South Tucson, Thatcher, Tolleson, Wickenburg, Winslow, Youngtown,
Population 10,001 to 50,000
Zoom to: Apache Junction, Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Coolidge, Cottonwood, Douglas, El Mirage, Eloy, Florence, Fountain Hills, Green Valley, Kingman, Marana, Maricopa, Nogales, Oro Valley, Paradise Valley, Payson, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Queen Creek, Sahuarita, San Luis, Sedona, Show Low, Sierra Vista, Somerton,
Population 50,001 to 100,000
Zoom to: Avondale, Buckeye, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Goodyear, Lake Havasu City, Yuma,
Population 100,001 and larger
Zoom to: Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Tucson,
2017 Shade Tree Planting Prioritization GIS Data (hosted by AZGeo Hub) Updated 3/11/2019
GIS data of analysis results (hosted feature service).
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