The Economic Value of Tree Preservation During Development

Length
45 minutes
Track
Certified Arborist
Commerical Arboriculture and Forestry
Community Forestry and Arboriculture
Municipal Forestry and Arboriculture
Audience
Technical
Type
Concurrent
Location
3/13 HC241; 3/14 CC312

New residential development often destroys trees that stand in the way. This behavior might be altered if developers saw economic value to preserving trees. The purpose of this study was to characterize the economic value gained from the preservation of mature trees during the land development process.

Speaker(s)

R.J. is responsible for assisting 9,000 employees of Davey Tree perform their jobs more safely and efficiently through education and training. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist and a Registered Consulting Arborist. He received his PhD in Urban Studies and Public Affairs from Cleveland State University.