THE VALUE OF A TREE
A tree is worth $196,250.00 according to professor T.M. Das of the University of Calcutta. A tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, increase soil fertility and control soil erosion control to the tune of $31,250. Trees will recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide home for animals worth $31,250. This figure does not include the value of the fruits, lumber or beauty derived from trees. Just another sensible reason to care for our landscape and trees.
The farm has 48 fruit trees which will supply additional nourishment to the wildlife as they mature. The walnut stand presently sustains an incredible squirrel population. As the walnuts mature the value of this hardwood stand will increase the value of the farm. Recently planted surplus nursery trees increase the overall beauty of the lower pasture. Which thereby eliminates the need to go to the "shrink". Now there is the another unimaginable value of a tree. Joyce Kilmer said it best: "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree."