What a tree is worth.
sjurb at isf.nlh.no
Wed Sep 21 03:49:08 EST 1994
In article <35nrjg$o0u at news.u.washington.edu> desidia at u.washington.edu (Patrick Johnson) writes:
>I'm trying to locate the source of an information sheet titled
>"What is the value of a tree?" The sheet breaks down the value of a tree
>"A tree is worth $196,250. A tree living for 50 years will:
> generate oxygen worth $31,250
> provide pollution control worth $62,000
> increase soil fertility and provide erosion control worth $31,250
> recycle water valued at $37,500
> provide wildlife habitat worth $31,250
> provide beauty, wonder and serenity worth ...?"
>The numbers are attributed to a Professor T.M. Das of the University of
>California. The operator for the UC system has no record for him/her at
>any of their nine campuses and I can find no recent literature by him/her.
>If you have any idea where T.M. Das is or any information about how the
>above numbers were derived please e-mail me.
Could be that he asked my grandma. She always loved decimals, and it's
likely that she would come up with three equal (gu)estimates in a total
performance of six.
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