How much is a tree worth?

How much is a tree worth? Can we put $ value on a single tree?

That is exactly what Professor T.M.Das from the University or Calcutta  has done.  If a tree lives for 50 years then it will generate approximately $31 250 worth of oxygen and  $62000 worth of air pollution control. This is only a small fraction of what a tree is estimated to be worth.

So next time someone asks you ‘It’s only a single tree. What does it do for me?’ you can now answer them.

See the image below to view further.

Photo: Can you really place a value on a tree? These economists did. What an interesting way to think about our natural resources!

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