Welcome to Carbon stocks of individual trees in African drylands Tool
This is a web application showing the distribution of dryland trees and their density, cover, size, mass and carbon content
This information is important for ecological protection, carbon accounting, climate mitigation and restoration efforts of dryland ecosystems.
The map displayed here is interactive and contains over 10 billion trees, along with their associated data. It allows users to zoom in on any specific area within the dataset to view individual tree polygons and retrieve their statistics. The map also presents an accurate representation of the dataset's overall trends at lower zoom levels.
This tool has been developed within the context of Tucker, C., Brandt, M., Hiernaux, P. et al. Sub-continental-scale carbon stocks of individual trees in African drylands. Nature 615, 80–86 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05653-6
This example shows Khombole in semi-arid Senegal surrounded by tree plantations, which are partly related to a Great Green Wall34 project aiming to increase tree density and improve livelihoods in the Sahel. By using this tool you will be able to retrieve information on crown area; foliage, wood, and root carbon of single trees.