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Partnership with University of British Columbia Led to Development of ‘Tree Canopy Module’ and Research Project to Populate the Water Balance Model with Tree-Specific Data

“While considerable research has been undertaken in forest stands in the natural environment, very little has been done in an urban setting anywhere in North America. Because of the urban context for the research, our focus is on quantifying the interception effectiveness of a single tree versus that for a cluster of trees,” stated Dr. Markus Weiler. The project is precedent-setting, both in terms of the research scope and the coalition of funders. A total of 60 stations were installed across the North Shore. Five were located on private properties on three streets in the Clovelly-Caulfeild area of West Vancouver.