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An i-Tree Eco survey was was undertaken in summer 2013, updated in 2016, to value a number of ecosystem services provided by Edinburgh’s trees.
The ecosystem services valued were: carbon capture, rainwater interception and the removal of air pollution. The socio-cultural value of the trees was also determined.
The study was funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Forestry Commission Scotland and was carried out by Forest Research.
This study demonstrates the value that the urban forest provides to all who live or work in, or whom visit Edinburgh. Key findings of the study include:
For further details and results see the Summary Report and Full Report in the Documents section (below).
Bringing a fully functioning i-Tree Eco to the UK to support the quantification, valuation and resource management of urban trees, greenspaces and forests.
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