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The city of Southampton has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK – this places pressure on Southampton’s urban trees and increasing demand for the social and environmental benefits they provide.
In order to better understand Southampton’s urban trees, an i-Tree Eco survey was undertaken in the summer of 2016. This survey was completed by students from the University of Southampton.
The ecosystem services provided by Southampton’s urban trees considered were carbon capture, rainwater interception, and the removal of air pollution.
The CAVAT replacement value of the trees and the role of Southampton’s trees and shrubs in providing habitat for insects were also determined.
This project was a partnership between Southampton City Council, University of Southampton, Treeconomics, and Forest Research. This work was funded by the University of Southampton and Southampton City Council.
This research aimed to:
For further details and results see the Full Report and Summaries in the Documents section on this page (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.