According to “Growing Greener Cities”, a book published in 1992 by the American Forestry Association, trees have significant monetary benefits. They have found that a single tree provides $73 worth of air conditioning, $75 worth of erosion control, $75 worth of wildlife shelter, and $50 worth of air pollution reduction. Compounding this total of $273 for 50 years at 5% interest results in a tree value of $57,151. (Utah State University)

If a single tree has so much of value in our lives, just imagine what a forest is to mankind.

But trees also have values that can’t be expressed in dollars. Trees are some of the oldest living organisms in the world and have so much impact not only on the environment, but also human civilization. However, it’s too easy for the worth of trees to slip to the back of our minds.

“The value of nature is only recognised when it brings us relief and one is directly affected by it. However, nature does much more for humanity than some want to admit.” ~ Green is a Mission