Watch the Webinar Replay: Value analysis of trees on private land – how to best communicate the value of trees

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Melbourne Water, in collaboration with Living Melbourne stakeholders, led an expert study on ways to help encourage canopy cover on private land. Marsden Jacob Associates were engaged to undertake the study. The study focused on developing a clear understanding and way of communicating the monetary value and benefits that trees provide on private property.

The report focuses on ways to communicate these values and benefits with private property owners, developers, and other key stakeholders in a common way, and using a consistent approach. It also identifies innovative funding and financing mechanisms that can be introduced to support sustained investment that encourages tree planting and maintenance on private land.

Martin Hartigan, Greater Western Water, and Jeremy Cheeseman, Marsden Jacob Associates, will discuss the findings with HMAA members at a free webinar.


Time and date: 1-2pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (12.30pm in SA, 12 noon in Qld and 10am in WA)

RSVP and webinar link: Email to Jennifer Stackhouse ()


Martin Hartigan, Strategic Partnerships Advisor/Living Melbourne Program Manager, Greater Western Water

Martin Hartigan is the Living Melbourne program manager, whose role is to coordinate and facilitate the implementation of Living Melbourne: our metropolitan urban forest – an innovative nature-based approach to protecting and enhancing ecosystem services and biodiversity in cities. Martin is currently employed by Greater Western Water and has previous experience in State government, local government and the not-for-profit sector and has managed teams across a variety of environmental themes.

Jeremy Cheeseman, Director, Marsden Jacob Associates

Jeremy is an environmental and resource economist and Director at Marsden Jacob Associates. He specialises in the valuation and economic evaluation of blue and green infrastructure investments, and financing and funding of blue green infrastructure.  He works across Australia with Commonwealth and State governments, local governments, the for-profit and not-for-profits, water utilities and their economic regulators. You can read more about Jeremy here.

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