In 2017, Davey Resource Group performed an assessment of East Lansing's urban tree canopy. This detailed priority planning planting zones and quantified the canopy's benefits. The urban tree canopy assessment can be viewed here. This assessment found that maple trees make up to 44 percent of existing trees and recommended that both the City and private landowners plant other genera to promote species diversity in the urban canopy.
The City also maintains an inventory of all street trees to assist in on-going maintenance and planning.
Residents can estimate the benefits of trees around their home using the National Tree Benefit Calculator -- type in the zip code, tree species and tree diameter.