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RE: I Tree Design

Subject: RE: I Tree Design
From: Edmund Hopkins
Date: Dec 21 2017 08:47:19
I believe parks are or were valued by local authorities as zero. The question 
of valuing non-market benefits remains unresolved but to my mind ecosystem 
services, which I'm guessing is the thing here, are approximately worth the 

Edmund Hopkins
Tree Officer
Heritage and Urban Design
City Planning

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Tom Thompson
Sent: 20 December 2017 18:34
To: UK Tree Care <>
Subject: Re: I Tree Design


My own personal view is that it is one of a limited number (4 I believe) of 
valuation systems that we have.

We should use them more, being open about their limitations.

If we don't value trees, other people such as politicians, accountants, 
managers, budget holders will value them as zero.


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