How To Calculate The Value Of A Tree?

Choose the height of your tree, the diameter of the tree and tree type and press calculate to calculate the value of a tree.

Tree Value Calculator

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Tree Value Calculator

As a rule, the taller the tree, the more valuable it is. Tall trees with no branches along most of the height of their trunk will be the most valuable and sold as class 1 sawlogs for wood veneer. Although rare, large diameter trees that are 4 foot across can be worth a small fortune if they are tall, straight and branchless for 50 feet or more. Typically, hardwoods are worth more than softwoods with the exception of tall, large diameter branch free white pine, if you can find one.

That Tree In Your Backyard Could Be Worth A Lot Of Money

Black Walnut is one of these trees. It is so valuable in fact; forestry officials are often called in to track down black walnut poachers. In 2004, DNA testing was used to solve one such poaching case, involving a 95-foot tree worth US $28,500 cut down from someone’s backyard while they were on holiday. In another case, a helicopter was used to lift black walnut trees out of a farmer’s private woodlot.

A tall, large diameter branch free white pine can be worth more than some tropical hardwoods. In Quebec, Canada, an Eastern White Pine was sold for $47,000. It was 220 feet tall, 9 feet across and branch free 80% of its height. It was growing in a person’s backyard.

Similarly, a massive Black Locust harvested from a city park in Boston, fetched an impressive $30,000 and Boston is not alone. Many municipalities across the country short of cash are harvesting trees from city parks to manage their budgets.

An abandoned orchard of fruitwood was sold for $300,000 Euros in France last year.

African Black Ebony is the most valuable wood in the world. A large, old growth tree could be worth a million dollars, but the last of these was probably cut down more than 50 years ago.

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That tree growing in your yard may be more valuable than you may think. Aside from its wood value, it could play a vital role in offsetting the effects of global warming. Your tree and a $10 donation would be used to create the largest carbon credit in the world, which would be used to combat climate change.

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The Value Of Growing Trees

There is inherent value growing trees, some that are plainly obvious and others that are hidden and subtle but profitable just the same.

Growing trees in managed tree plantations generate the highest return on investment. The managed timber market id dominated by softwood and biomass plantations due to short cropping rotations of between 5 and 20 years compared to hardwood plantations that extend beyond the comfort level of most timber investors.

For institutional investors willing to wait for exceptional returns, growing veneer quality hardwood sawlogs are the most profitable often exceeding short crop returns of softwoods 10 times. Use the tree value calculator to determine the value of a particular hardwood tree species that may be grown commercially in a tree plantation.

Pole wood production represent 90% of all softwood plantations. Profits are generated in 3 phases; the first is an every forth tree thinning in year 7 for short fence posts (under 5 feet) and stakes, the second is where every second tree is thinned in year 14 for high fence posts (over 5 feet) and round or squared construction posts and in year 21, the remain trees are harvested for telephone poles and large posts used in post & beam construction. Use the tree value calculator to determine the value of a particular softwood tree species that may be grown commercially in a tree plantation.

Growing trees for biomass has the shortest crop rotation (averaging 5 years) and can create predictable short run revenue cycles from trees species that coppice (grow new trees from their cut stumps).

Growing trees to rebuild ecosystems may not at first seem to qualify as a profitable venture but governments pay massive amounts of money to reclaim land and rebuild ecosystems damaged by fire and flood.

The value of growing trees to capture carbon from the environment is growing exponentially as the effects of global warming and climate change are experienced worldwide. An entire industry has sprung up almost overnight that creates exchangeable carbon credits designed to reduce global warming and the effects of climate change. Carbon credits are an incredibly attractive source of revenue because income can be generated year-after-year without ever cutting down a tree. Use the tree carbon calculator to calculate how much carbon each tree growing in a plantation captures from the atmosphere.

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Timber Value Calculator

Use the tree value calculator as a timber value calculator to calculate the value of timber lands by the acre. First you will need a rough estimate of the number of harvestable timber trees growing per acre and then separate them by tree type. For example, if determine that you have 35 harvestable black cherry trees on a specific acre then you can enter the average height and width in the tree value calculator. Multiplying that dollar figure by 35 will give you an average value of black cherry timber growing on that acre. Just repeat the process for other tree types growing on that acre and total to get an approximate timber value.

Black Walnut Tree Value Calculator

The tree value calculator will function as a black walnut tree value calculator by entering the tree values specified on the calculator featured on this page. Enter the average width of a 10 foot section (enter as tree height) of the trunk and press calculate to determine the value of a black walnut sawlog.

Oak Tree Value Calculator

The tree value calculator on this page will operate as an oak tree value calculator as well by first dividing the height of the tree into 10 foot sections. No section should be less than 12 inches in diameter. Input the average diameter and height of each section, one at a time and choose ether red oak or white oak from the drop down menu then multiply the total from each section to get the value of the oak tree.

Pine Tree Value Calculator

To use the tree value calculator as a pine tree value calculator you first need to choose the type of pine tree, loblolly pine or a white pine on the calculator. Calculating the value of long length pole wood is suggested; about 40 feet – the length of the flat bed of a transport truck. Simply enter the tree caliper and the height to calculate the value of a pine tree.

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