BTC/107/2015 - According to Barrell ... Highway engineers failing to champion trees. Horticulture Week Opinion (November 2015)
Adverse impacts from roads are damaging the health and well-being of urban communities, yet the message that tree planting significantly reduces the harm isn't getting through to many highway engineers. Money drives the mindset, with a focus on reducing immediate costs at the expense of the subtler benefits. Historically, it has been difficult to monetarise much of the value that trees deliver, which is convenient for the accountants, offering them a platform for ignoring tomorrow's benefits to balance today's books.