Over a 50 year lifespan 1 tree makes $31,250 worth of O2, recycles $32,000 worth of water and controls $31,250 worth of soil erosion.
In reality you can’t really put a price on what a tree worth because simply it is priceless.
From the book “Collapse” by Jared Diamond.
“Forests function as the world’s major air filter removing carbon monoxide and other air pollutants. Forests and their soils are a major sink for carbon, with the result that deforestation is an important driving force behind global warming by decreasing that carbon sink. Water transpiration from trees returns water to the atmosphere, so that deforestation tends to cause diminished rainfall and increased desertification.
Trees retain water in the soil and keep it moist. They protect the land surface against landslides, erosion, and sediment runoff into streams. Some forests, notably some tropical rainforests, hold the major portion of an ecosystem’s nutrients, so that logging and carting the logs away tends to leave the cleared land infertile.
Forests provide the habitat for most other living things on the land. Tropical forests cover 6% of the world’s land surface but hold between 50% and 80% of the world’s terrestrial species of plants and animals.”
What is the state of our forests today? Are we doing a good job to protect them?
The answer is a sad no.
It is not even in main stream media news!
A couple of Greenpeace activists will not be able to change anything. But if thousands and thousands of people go to protest … then the forests around the world may have a chance from our greed and inconsideration.