Source of data and monetary valuations for i-Tree Eco European adaptation

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Jason.Henning
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Source of data and monetary valuations for i-Tree Eco European adaptation

Post by Jason.Henning » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:20 pm

In November of 2018 i-Tree Eco was adapted for use in a number of European Union countries. This adaptation required the use of a number of local data sources to support the i-Tree models and create localized monetary valuations. Below is a list of the data sources used. In some locations users have provided location, precipitation and/or pollution data using the i-Tree Database system. In these cases the user provided data take priority over the i-Tree default data.

Note: Users can enter custom monetary values for many of the benefits directly in i-Tree Eco by accessing the "Benefit Prices" table on the "Data" tab. Users are encouraged to use customized local monetary values whenever they are available. Such localized values will be easier for users to explain and defend, and in general will be more accurate than regional generalizations that are used to create the i-Tree Eco default values.
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