A price tag for a tree
Professor T.M. Das of the University of Calcutta came up with a price tag for a tree, in an effort to satisfy skeptic economists about the value of letting native forests live. The price was US$ 193,250. This amount was reached through the following bookkeeping: A tree living for 50 years…
Generates oxygen worth
Controls air pollution for
Reduces soil erosion and increases soil fertility for
Recycles water worth
Provides a home for animals worth
Total US$ 193,250
This figure does not include the value of the fruits, lumber or beauty derived from trees.
This amount multiplied by number of trees in tropical rainforests around the world, times the number of tourists visiting these regions times an indefinite (or eternal) number of years using the resources in a sustainable manner certainly surpasses in astronomical figures any type of natural resource exploitation in those regions of the world.