Pretty Tree

A tree is worth a lot, depending on where it’s located and what products or services it provides.

Let’s do a little mental exercise today.

How do we put a price tag on a tree that’s growing in our yard? A boulevard tree in the community? What about a windbreak? How do we determine the value of anything?

I’m sure that my economist friends could give me technical answers about the complicated techniques involved in valuing a product or a service, or even how intrinsic value might be determined. But let’s keep it simple.

What is a tree worth?

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