How Much Is a Tree-lined Street Worth?

New York magazine last month reported on the NYC Parks Department’s attempt to quantify just how much a tree growing in front of a house or apartment in the five boroughs is worth. The department counted 592,130 nonpark trees in the city, then broke down their worth using factors like energy cost savings, stormwater retention, and air quality improvement. Click through to see the final math (and if you live in NYC, plant a tree! You’ll be rich, I tell you, rich!).

[photo by celebdu]

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