Tree Frog Forestry News

A practical solution to climate change?

April 11, 2016
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States, US West

… We are being told by the vast majority of scientists that trees and other plants consume carbon dioxide and with the aid of photosynthesis (sunlight) produce cellulose containing carbon and at the same time release oxygen. In the case of trees, cellulose is wood. So every piece of wood contains carbon taken from carbon dioxide and stores it. We are also being told by the vast majority of scientists that young trees consume carbon dioxide faster than older mature trees. These same scientists will tell us that forest fires produce huge amounts of carbon that is released into our atmosphere. Well, we can be thankful that there are groups of people in the Flathead Valley who are working very hard to solve the global carbon dioxide problem.