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A collaborative initiative between sixteen of Scotland’s leading research and higher education institutions undertaking work on climate change and the transition to a low carbon economy
Greenspace initiatives: assessing evidence for economic benefits
The page summarises the findings and recommendations from Forest Research’s critical assessment of the evidence and estimates used in valuations of initiatives to create or improve greenspace.
Health benefits of street trees
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s comprehensive literature review to assess economic evidence on the health benefits provided by street trees.
Urban trees and greenspace in a changing climate
Research to understand the contribution that urban trees make with respect to: the resilience of current and planned urban tree stocks to climate change, their role in regulating temperatures, and water management in urban areas
EU Forest Action Plan: urban and peri-urban forests
The page summarises a workshop in 2011 between forestry experts and stakeholders, European Commission staff and representatives from Member States to discuss urban and peri-urban forestry (UPF) initiatives and recommend EU-wide action to drive the UPF agenda forward.
Climate change and society
Research being undertaken by Forest Research’s Social and Economic Research Group (SERG) showing how changes in the values, attitudes and actions of both individuals and organisations can enhance the contribution of trees and forests to addressing the climate change challenge
The social value and governance of street trees
The page summarises Forest Research’s work to identify the social and cultural values of street trees and determine the formal and informal rules and regulations that influence their management.
The contribution of trees, woods and forests to quality of life
This page summarises Forest Research’s research and policy review and comprehensive inventory of evidence and practical programmes to develop greenspace in urban/peri-urban regeneration, place-making and place-shaping.
Estimating amenity values of street trees and woodland views: a methodological review
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s review into methodologies for estimating the benefits (amenity value) delivered by street trees and woodland views.
Review: street tree valuation systems
The page summarises the findings of Forest Research’s assessment of three systems for calculating the amenity value of street trees.