This sign that is up at the Singapore Zoo. Should be up in every park!
The functional value of a tree was determined by Professor T.M. Das of the University of Calcutta as ‘a tree living for 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control , control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250, recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250, This figure does not include the value of the fruits, lumber or beauty derived from the trees.’
A 150-year-old Hopea sangal Tree was chopped down by a property management firm more than three years ago. The firm was fined $8,000 for chopping down the tree and an additional $76,000 in compensation. Now, a similar offence could result in a $50,000 fine for chopping down the tree and even more in compensation.