We all know that trees are pleasant to have around, and that they reduce pollution, add oxygen to the atmosphere, buffer light and noise, and provide welcome shade in hot weather. You may not be aware that there is a detailed appraisal formula that yields dollar figures for trees. The International Society of Arborculture has developed an appraisal method that takes into account a tree’s condition, location, species and other factors to produce a dollar value.

The value may surprise you. In some recent cases mature hardwoods such as oak and maple have been found to be worth in excess of $5000 each.

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Neighbor Law

Real Estate and Property Law