God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. --John Muir
Trees give life with beauty. There are several methods used for actual assessment of tree which depends upon various factors. Real-estate and insurance appraisers, accountants and landscapers might use different calculation methods; one is not inherently better.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. -- Martin Luther
Do you know?
·A tree that lives for 50 years generates Rs.5.3 lakhs worth of oxygen.
·Re-cycles Rs. 6.4 lakhs worth fertility & soil erosion control, creates Rs. 1.05 lakhs worth of air pollution control & Rs. 5.3 lakhs worth of Shelter for birds and animals.
·So whenever a tree falls or it is felled, the city losses something worth more that Rs. 32 lakhs.
·Trees are nature's air conditioners. In one year the average tree inhales 26 pounds of carbon dioxide, the amount emitted by a car on an 11,000 mile trip. This same tree will in turn exhale enough oxygen to keep a family of 4 breathing for a year.
·Trees are used as muffle urban noise almost as effectively as a stone.
·Trees cleanse the air by absorbing carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. A mature leafy tree produces as much oxygen in a season as 10 people inhale in a year.
·No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels, if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets. -- Henry Ward Beecher. It's believed in Real Estate Business that tree's beauty can add up to 15% of the cost of property.
·During windy and cold seasons, trees act as windbreaks. A windbreak can lower home heating bills up to 30%.
·He who plants a tree, Plants a hope. -- Lucy Larcom. Studies have shown that parts of cities without cooling shade from trees can literally be "heat islands," with temperatures as much as 12 degrees Fahrenheit higher than surrounding areas.
·A common misconception is that trees get most of their mass from the ground. Actually, 99 % of a tree's mass comes from the air.
People without children would face a hopeless future; a country with out trees is almost as hopeless. Indirect benefits from trees are more numerous than direct benefits. These benefits include filtration and absorption of air pollutants, reduced storm water run off, storing of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and beneficial impact on the general quality of life. Perhaps the greatest contribution our trees make is an emotional one. People who live in cities brighten up at the site of a tree, the scrawniest saplings challenging the concrete. Silently in our minds they rise as symbols of stability, dignity, adventure, comfort and knowledge. Maybe we should stop for a moment and wonder how many trees will be left for our children and grandchildren. As someone once said "Your family, your friends, your trees you take for granted you will always have these until you don't!!