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Valuing Treescapes: a free MEMBRA conference hosted in Exeter

July 16 - July 18

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MEMBRA are delighted to invite people to attend the Valuing Treescapes Conference that will be hosted at the University of Exeter on July 16-18 2024.

This event will consider a ‘rights of nature’ approach to existing and new treescapes could inform their protection and further
development in the UK. Outputs from this event will include a co-written report on language, ethics, and narratives that can challenge, and provide alternative models for, the utilitarian, monetised valuation of trees in the ‘ecosystem services’ framework

This event will explore the additional dimensions of ‘value’ to treescapes, and foreground the importance of language in tree description and depiction during policy recommendations on the future of treescapes.

This event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders who will attempt to define the value of Treescapes. These include scientists, artists, lawyers and classicists.

Proposed draft session titles include:

> Trees and the Law

> Navigating tree-based ethics

> Observing tree behaviour

>Implementing tree agency

Invited speakers will be announced early in 2024.

The Registration page is now OPEN!

The event has capacity for 80 delegates to attend the meeting for FREE.

Please apply to attend the meeting here ->


Please apply by March 15th. We will return to you by April 1st with the result of your application.
Travel and accommodation will need to be booked independently but we have secured special rates at Holland Hall on the University of Exeter campus. On the application form please let us know if you would like more information about this accommodation option.

The event will begin after lunch on Tuesday July 16th and end with lunch on Thursday July 18th.

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July 16
July 18


University of Exeter


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