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A 50 Year Old Tree Brings $193,250
Leawood, KS
12/12/2017 09:41 AM

So it's important to conserve our paper products by prudent usage and recyle all paper and cardboard that is appropriate. According to information shared by Michigan State University, the value of a tree living 50 years is $193,250.

How does this break down?

1.  Generates oxygen........................   $31,250

2.  Provides air pollution control.......    $62,000 

3.  Soil erosion and fertility control...    $31,250 

4.  Recycling water...............................$37,500

5.  Provides a home for animals...........$31,250

This excludes the value of fruits, lumber, or aesthetic beauty derived from trees.

Just another reason to take care of our forests!

Information provided by Kathy Corbin, member of the Leawood Sustainability Advisory Board.

 
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Kathy Corbin
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