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Carbon Sinks

Subject: Carbon Sinks
From: Christopher Wilken
Date: Nov 23 2000 18:14:01
Hello all,
We are into planting as many trees as possible around the borough. 
Now, I was swivelling on my chair, contemplating best value and looking at 
the rain beat against the office window, when I thought wouldn't be good if 
we could somehow help to reverse this global warming stuff, whilst picking up 
loads of brownie points and help justify my position as a tree officer.
My great idea was to plant lots of whip plantations around the borough and 
call them carbon sinks. Thus helping to absorb carbon emissions and reverse 
global warming, no more floods. I would then get loads of press coverage and 
that should leave me looking pretty good and efficient.
What I need to know is the definition of the term 'Carbon Sink'. How big or 
small does a plantation have to be , in order for it to be called a 'Carbon 
Sink'?
Are there any grants available for the planting and establishment of carbon 
sinks?
Which tree species are the most efficient at absorbing carbon emissions?
Thanks in advance,
Chris W.

Hello all,
We are into planting as many trees as possible around the borough.
Now, I was swivelling on my chair, contemplating best value and looking at the rain beat against the office window, when I thought wouldn't be good if we could somehow help to reverse this global warming stuff, whilst picking up loads of brownie points and help justify my position as a tree officer.
My great idea was to plant lots of whip plantations around the borough and call them carbon sinks. Thus helping to absorb carbon emissions and reverse global warming, no more floods. I would then get loads of press coverage and that should leave me looking pretty good and efficient.
What I need to know is the definition of the term 'Carbon Sink'. How big or small does a plantation have to be , in order for it to be called a 'Carbon Sink'?
Are there any grants available for the planting and establishment of carbon sinks?
Which tree species are the most efficient at absorbing carbon emissions?
Thanks in advance,
Chris W.
 


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