I was wondering if there are any standard methods that are employed to obtain insight of the economic value of tree cover in a particular area. I assumed using negative difference vegetation index coupled with economic value of ground cover as proxy but this is not supported by any literature in my search.

So if there any datasets (preferably free) that show the spatial value variations for green spaces, their suggestion would be appreciated.

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    $\begingroup$ The EVRI database may be helpful (you have to register but it is free). $\endgroup$ Feb 19, 2018 at 22:53
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    $\begingroup$ Have you looked on heat island effect studies? They might have worked with economic valuations $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2018 at 8:09
  • $\begingroup$ @LimonadaPT I'll look at them right away $\endgroup$ Feb 25, 2018 at 8:10


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