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I can look out of my window and see wood that was last alive and growing over 300 years ago
"an area of land that is maintained as a forest is an indefinite carbon sink." I don't see how this could be so. Trees grow and eventually die, fall down, and are consumed by bacteria on the ground. I know this because firewood that is stored for too long becomes very light and release very little heat: it has already been digested. Trees make great temporary storage containers for carbon, but after 50 to 200 years, the carbon is released.
I wonder what the average lifespan for furniture and houses would be.I've seen lots of 50 to 100 year old houses that have been bulldozed, shredded, burnt, or taken to the dump. Nothing is forever, especially as people seek bigger and better.
So long as we don't keep chopping down forests.
Quote from: Don_1 on 11/07/2011 12:20:08So long as we don't keep chopping down forests.If you regrow forests where you chopped down the forest, it becomes part of a carbon cycle, just like a field growing vegetable oil for fuel use. One would theoretically reach a steady state of the amount of sequestered carbon in the trees.