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Urban Forestry and Carbon Storage

Urban forestry offers very limited potential to store carbon, but we address urban forests here because of the large interest in using them to offset carbon...

Calculating Carbon Drawdown by Trees

The Center for Urban Forest Research (CUFR) provides a tool for assessing the greenhouse gas drawdown in urban forests, the CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator...

What factors are involved with estimating the net carbon balance of my urban tree?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Estimating a net carbon balance involves the accounting of carbon accumulations and losses. The carbon balance of urban trees includes many factors, many of...

Can I receive carbon credits for the trees in my yard?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

The short answer is no. Not at present, and not likely any time in the near future. The reason is mostly because of practical challenges due to the scale of...

Could I grow enough trees in my yard to absorb all the carbon dioxide my lifestyle generates?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Unless you have a very large yard, measured in acres of land, it is unlikely that you could offset your carbon footprint by planting trees. However, trees do...

How does urban forestry relate to carbon sequestration?

The urban forestry profession is the care and maintenance of trees within our communities.  By maintaining trees, we help to extend their lifespans. During a...

What is the carbon saving from the cooling effects of urban forests?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Trees and urban forests cool the environment by direct shade, which lowers surface and air temperature, and by evapotranspiration. The lowering of...

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