Kenton Rogers has been working with trees since leaving school in the early 1990s, starting out as a field technician with Forest Research. Amongst other things he has since worked for the the Duke of Wellington's estate as assistant forester and has served 10 years as a Trustee for the International Tree Foundation. Most recently he co- founded Treeconomics, a social enterprise with a mission to highlight the benefits of trees and has also completed a Masters in Forest Ecosystem Management, focusing on the benefits of urban trees. Kenton was a contributing author to both the UK National Ecosystem assessment and the following books: The Urban Forest, published by Springer, and The Tree Manual, published by Haynes. He has also authored various technical papers, instruction manuals, popular articles and scientific papers. Kenton is a Chartered Forester, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and lives and works in Devon.