The RIC Good Wood Guide

Some Overlooked Values of Trees

- from the RIC Good Wood Project

The environmental science textbook, Living in the Environment, by G. T. Miller (1988), presents an estimate of the dollar-value of commonly overlooked benefits provided by trees. An average tree, over a span of 50 years contributes $US196,250 in benefits to its community. These benefits are produced as:

  • $31,250 worth of oxygen released into the air.
  • $31,250 for fish and wildlife protection.
  • $62,500 for control and reduction of air pollution.

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