Friday, October 7, 2011

What Is a Tree Worth?

To the people, animals, and environment around them, trees mean improved air quality, cleaner water and higher property value, among other things. But these abstract benefits are often hard to put a monetary value on, as they are priceless to those affected. However, for many people, the investment that must preclude this return may not be evident.

At Casey Trees, we plant 2.5 to 3 inch caliper trees, fit to withstand the urban conditions of the city. After taking into account the purchase, transportation and planting of these trees, Casey Trees pays about $250 per tree.


Since our start, we have always believed that the environmental and economic benefits of trees are worth far more than $250, which is why we have always provided and planted our trees at no cost to the community. 10 years and more than 10,000 trees later, we are still committed to that goal, and we’re asking you to help us continue achieving it.

By making a donation today, you can ensure that Casey Trees will be able to continue offering our services to our friends and neighbors throughout D.C. With your help we can do more to reach our canopy goals by bringing trees – and their many benefits – to our nation’s capital. Donations of any amount make a difference; however, we encourage everyone to consider covering the cost of one tree ($250) and become a tree sponsor this fall. Unless otherwise specified, every tree sponsor will receive special recognition on the Casey Trees website and the Casey Trees Map throughout our planting season.

After 10 years of serving our community, we ask you to decide how much this service is worth to you and to consider helping us make the investment in a happier, healthier, more beautiful D.C.

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