What are the Benefits?

Valuing the Trees in our Urban Forest are crucial in order to justify and set priorities for environmental programmes, policies or actions that can protect and enhance our environment.

Treeconomics can help you to value your Natural Capital. The Trees in our Urban Forests provide shade, store carbon, filter pollutants and reduce storm water runoff. Trees improve our health and wellbeing and provide valuable habitat for other organisms. Trees provide a myriad of benefits, all at the same time and at very little cost.

By measuring the structure and composition of our trees and urban forests we can calculate the effects of some of the valuable functions they perform. These services (or benefits) can then be valued.

With better information we can make better decisions about our natural resources. Treeconomics wants to promote a better understanding of the benefits provided by trees, which are often overlooked and undervalued.