Looking at new ways of valuing the UK’s forests. Event organised by the Royal Forestry Society and the RASE, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 23/04/2012.
VALUING TREES & WOODLANDS – a new understanding of their true worth
Experts from across the forestry and woodlands industry will be speaking at a one-day conference organised by the Royal Forestry Society and the Royal Agricultural Society of England to look at new ways of valuing the UK’s woodlands and forests.
The NDG James Memorial Event at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 23 April 2012 will also examine how the new valuations might generate benefits for owners, managers, society and the woodlands themselves.
RFS Chief Executive Dr John Jackson said: “A raft of substantive, thought provoking and far reaching reports have appeared recently on how we value the UK’s woodlands and forests. This event will appeal to a wide variety of people whose lives deal with trees, including owners, managers, financiers, ecologists, landscapers, and from the private, state and NGO sectors.”
The conference will cover:
- traditional valuations of woodlands and timber
- putting a price tag on ecosystem services, such as biodiversity
- woodfuel – do the figures stack up
- flood alleviation
- recreation and landscape
- the concept of “natural capital”
- carbon trading and forestry bonds
- is forest investment a safe bet
- grants – are they value for money?
Speakers will include specialists from the Forestry Commission, Woodland Trust, CLA, National Forest Co, Forest Carbon, Arboricultural Association, Cleggs, Savills and the RFS. Short case studies will be provided by a range of practitioners.
FC Chair, Pam Warhurst, will lead the Plenary.
Full details are on the RASE website at www.rase.org.uk.Book at www.rase.org.uk/events or 02476 858 252.