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This page summarises the public consultation of the draft Individual Tree Data Standard. The draft standard was put out for two rounds of public consultation between November 2019 and February 2020. The consultation documents are available to download from the Documents section on this page.
The aims of the public consultation were:
70 individuals and organisations responded to the first round of consultation, with representation from across the sector and all four nations of the UK.
Key themes emerged from the consultation:
The responses were taken into account and several adjustments were made to the draft standard. A second round of public consultation ran from xxx to xxx.
The aims of the second round of consultation were:
18 individuals and organisations responded, representing arboricultural consultants, environmental planners, local authority tree officers and managers, botanic gardens, researchers, and non-governmental organisations.
The responses were largely positive, with 70% of the responses requiring no change to the data fields.
Key themes emerged from the consultation and were integrated into the draft standard:
Each data field in the standard was reviewed in light of the responses to the first and second public consultation. The resulting draft standard will be issued for review by independent experts and the final standard will be published in 2021.
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