CO2 sequestration and Trees

Joseph Zorzin redoak at
Thu Feb 13 08:19:34 EST 1997

John Skillman wrote:
> I don't have the numbers here in front of me but you would have to plant
> new forest over approx 1/3 of N. America to account for the CO2 being
> released there from fossil fuels EVERY YEAR.  And what do you do once
> the trees have sequestered all the CO2?  They can not be burned or
> allowed to decompose or you have made no gain whatsoever.

More national parks, of course. <G> But think of all that work we
foresters will have in the meanwhile.

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