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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: joblai on 13/04/2019 13:13:45

Title: What trees or plants are most efficient at storing carbon?
Post by: joblai on 13/04/2019 13:13:45
Are some better than others?
Title: Re: What trees or plants are most efficient at storing carbon?
Post by: pensador on 13/04/2019 22:58:15
Are some better than others?
Depends how you look at it, all plants return the CO2 back to the atmosphere eventually. https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/are-some-plants-better-than-others-at-sucking-up-carbon-dioxide/
Fast growing plants have short lives but take up CO2 faster than slower growing plants, which live much longer keeping the CO2 locked in longer.
Title: Re: What trees or plants are most efficient at storing carbon?
Post by: edulofter on 17/04/2019 02:40:36
Blow 10 trees has strong ability to storing carbon.
1.   Yellow Poplar (or Tulip Tree), the top carbon-storer in one New York City study, works hard under rough conditions.
(https://www.pngkey.com/png/detail/25-259090_ian-symbol-spathodea-campanulata-tulip-tree-clip-art.png)
2.  Silver Maple can trap nearly 25,000 pounds of CO2 in a 55 year period, according to the Center for Urban Forests.

3.  Oak (White Oak, Willow Oak, Laurel Oak and Scarlet Oak) has adapted to thrive in many climates, provides food and shelter to wildlife.
(https://www.pinpng.com/pngs/m/49-491426_oak-tree-png-image-sidewalk-planting-strip-width.png)
4.  Horse Chestnut grows well in cities; its domed top provides exceptional shade which offers passive cooling benefits.
(https://www.pngix.com/pngfile/middle/167-1679610_horse-chestnut-tree-png-transparent-png.png)
5.  Red Mulberry provides the added benefit of delicious seasonal fruit.

6.  London Plane is an excellent choice for urban planning, very tolerant of pollution and root-cramping, resistant to cold and disease.
(https://www.clipartmax.com/png/middle/221-2214617_ohio-buckeye-sugar-maple-tree-clip-art-london-plane-tree-png.png)
7.  American Sweetgum has brilliant fall colors, is large and long-lived. In the north, consider American Linden instead.
(https://www.nicepng.com/png/detail/100-1001022_american-sweetgum-sweetgum.png)
8. Dogwood offers lovely seasonal flowers; this and other particularly dense trees like Black Walnut can store more carbon in a smaller tree.
(https://www.pikpng.com/pngl/m/165-1651259_go-to-image-flowering-dogwood-tree-clipart-hd.png)
9.  Blue Spruce, widely introduced as an ornamental, thrives in most northern regions; in the Pacific Northwest, Douglas Fir also excels.
(https://www.seekpng.com/png/detail/45-451292_crop-tree-png-blue-spruce-png.png)
10. Pines (White, Red, Ponderosa and Hispaniola) are the most carbon-effective conifer; find out which is right for your zone.
(https://www.pngfind.com/pngs/m/3-35243_pine-realistic-tree-png-clip-art-pine-tree.png)
Title: Re: What trees or plants are most efficient at storing carbon?
Post by: Petrochemicals on 21/04/2019 20:33:12
Funnily enough this is a news topic right now.

https://earthsscience.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/wetlands-crank-up-their-carbon-storage/

Edit. Make that the sewage plant ;)