This project assessed select ecosystem services that public and private trees provide in the Victoria Business Improvement District (BID). A baseline quantitative assessment was undertaken to measure the impact of green infrastructure on: air pollution, carbon storage, carbon sequestration, storm water, recreation, and surface temperature of green infrastructure. A numerical value, in £s per year, was calculated for these services. The tools i-Tree Eco model, Capital Asset Valuation for Amenity Trees (CAVAT), and the Green Infrastructure Valuation Toolkit were utilised.
Victoria Business Improvement District
Select ecosystem services relevant to Victoria BID
Which ecosystem services were focused on?:
- Climate regulation
- Detoxification and purification in air, soils and water
- Flood control
- Hazard regulation