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Re: The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming

Subject: Re: The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming
From: Bill Anderson
Date: Mar 23 2020 11:19:45
This seems a reasonably well-balanced piece Wayne. The only thing that
raises my hackles slightly is the reference to the benefits only arising
when the trees are mature. I don't think this is completely correct. The
Forestry Commission carbon lookup tables suggest that through a
plantation's lifespan, the rate of greatest carbon sequestration is between
years 5 and 30 (after planting). This seems to suggest we should manage our
forests/woodlands to keep the average age of the individual trees
relatively young. Their reference to maturity implies that they mean older
than this, but perhaps I'm misinterpreting what they mean.
Bill.


On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 at 06:10, Wayne Tyson <wt750mv@xxxxxx.com> wrote:

https://www.ecowatch.com/planting-trees-climate-crisis-2645XXXXXX.html

First, I confess to not having read beyond the article. However, I believe
that your comments will be useful in broadening my understanding of the
subject.

I look forward to your comments.

Wayne



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