Ever wonder exactly how much trees help regulate our environment? According to One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation; there is a range between 4.5 and 40.7 tons of Carbon Dioxide removed per year per hectare during the first 20 years of tree growth. This wide range is due to the type of tree, location, weather, and soil conditions.
How Much Carbon Dioxide Do Trees Absorb Per Year?
To determine the amount of carbon dioxide a tree can absorb, we combine average planting densities with a conservative estimate of carbon per hectare to estimate that the average tree absorbs an average of 10 kilograms, or 22 pounds, of carbon dioxide per year for the first 20 years. (source: www.onetreeplanted.org) For comparison, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Published recently by AutoBlog.com, the sourced list graphically states, It takes about 240 trees to absorb the CO2 produced from one car in a year.
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