Boring Trend:’We’ Are Planting Forests for Carbon Sequestration

Isnt it Boring?Imagine a forest landscape where every tree is aligned and equally spaced apart.Isnt  A forest where there are no sounds, no undergrowth and a distinct lack of species. Could this be the fate of our environment as carbon forestry becomes a common way to offset greenhouse gas emissions? Or, could it supplement reforestation programs and slowly ease the biodiversity crisis?

According to a 2011 report by the monitoring and analysis agency Ecosystem Marketplace over 30 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) was contracted across forest markets in 2010. The emergence of carbon forestry is particularly evident in Australia, where an estimated sixty five thousand hectares of forests have been planted for the purpose of carbon sequestration. Similarly, more than one thousand hectares of ‘for purpose’ woodland have been created in the United Kingdom through the Forestry Commission, one of the country’s largest land managers.

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2 Responses to Boring Trend:’We’ Are Planting Forests for Carbon Sequestration

  1. Matt Foley says:

    Not a boring trend but a fun and it helps our mother nature. It offers a variety of benefits for the environment as well as absorbing carbon dioxide.

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  2. Alison Jobling says:

    The danger is not so much the fact that it’s boring, as the fact that lack of diversity makes it more vulnerable (perhaps to borers, indeed). Monocultures are highly susceptible to invasion by pest species that can build to plague proportions, whereas old growth forests and natural habitat make the ecosystem more resilient. Tree plantations can’t really be called forests at all, since they contain nothing besides trees (which are good, don’t get me wrong), whereas forests contain understorey plants and insects, reptiles, and mammals as well to make a complete ecosystem.

    So count me as one vote for diverse forests and against monoculture/tree plantations. 🙂


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