Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 1, 2022

U.S. trees may provide over $100 billion dollars in savings via environmental benefits

ScienceDaily reports

U.S. trees may provide over $100 billion dollars in savings via environmental benefits — but face growing threats: Study suggests trees are more valuable as climate, air regulators than as consumable products

The concept of ecosystem services allows researchers to quantify the benefits that nature contributes to people into monetary units. A new study suggests that trees provide greater economic value when used to regulate climate and air quality than the value they produce as wood products, food crops, and Christmas trees.

Read more at  U.S. trees may provide over $100 billion dollars in savings via environmental benefits — but face growing threats: Study suggests trees are more valuable as climate, air regulators than as consumable products — ScienceDaily


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