Futures Forum: Sidmouth Arboretum: The Value of Trees
Futures Forum: Valuing trees: the cost of replacing the Sid Valley's trees
The Arboretum's tree survey was put together by Treeconomics:
Futures Forum: Sidmouth Arboretum: Treeconomics at the 2015 AGM
Treeconomics have been trailblazing across the country:
Futures Forum: i-Tree surveys in Sidmouth, Torbay and London >>> and how they can help us chose which trees to plant
This is part of the wider notion of environmental economics:
Futures Forum: Environmental Economics
Futures Forum: Valuing Nature >>> What does nature do for us? >>> "managing and valuing ecosystem services"
Futures Forum: Putting a cash price on the environmental services provided by nature
However, the notion of 'putting a price on the environment' is controversial, as by putting nature on a balance sheet can encourage the simple transfer of natural assets:
Futures Forum: Biodiversity
Futures Forum: Biodiversity and offsetting nightingales
Futures Forum: Offsetting woodlands: “As someone who has planted an arboretum over recent years, the idea that I am going to trash ancient woodlands is an absolute outrage to me personally.”
Futures Forum: Of 'urban wildlife' and 'brownfield sites'...
Futures Forum: Managing wildlife loss in Devon
Futures Forum: Climate change: the great carbon offsetting scam
Futures Forum: Local Wildlife Sites "are being ruined by farming, development and neglect"
Futures Forum: Biodiversity offsetting "quietly dropped"
Nevertheless, the likes of Treeconomics are well aware of the issues:
What are the Benefits?
Another organisation working with these ideas is TEEB:
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity - TEEB