Plants remove carbon from the air by the process of photosynthesis and retain this in the form of wood. Half the dry weight of wood is elemental carbon. Land that supports a forest cover will hold considerably more carbon than land that does not, even if the forest is managed for production and parts are being felled and replanted at any particular time. The high carbon-density (tonnes of carbon per hectare) of forests is their primary contribution to the mitigation of global warming.
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- The Role of Carbon Sequestration as a Response Strategy to Global Warming, with a Particular Focus on New Zealand
J. B. Ford-Robertson
J. P. Maclaren
S. J. Wakelin
- Springer Netherlands