It's worth more standing.
A healthy, 50-year-old-tree is worth over $700,000 alone.
Research calculates this number based on the vast list of environmental services a living tree provides. -oxygen
-air pollution control
-offset excess Co2
-soil erosion control
-increase soil fertility -recycle water and nutrients
-cool the air
-modify wind turbulence -intercept rain
-reduce fuel costs
-increase property value
-promote tourism -encourage recreation
-improve personal health
-accommodate other living things
NOT TO MENTION, they feed us and provide beauty!
So, next time someone harshes on your tree-huggin' vibe, hit 'em with a dose of their money-huggin' medicine.