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WHAT OF PRODUCTIVITY
HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ENABLING QUALITY OF LIFE
A TREE IS REALLY SOMETHING OF A MIRACLE
This picture from Myanmar (Burma) shows the foundational inefficiency of the country The muscle of man is a limiting factor in this situation. Machines for this work are more effective, and a better road will also help. But there is a productive forest ... which has not been factored in to the analysis up to now.
A TREE SEQUESTERS CARBON
In order to grow, a tree pulls CO2 out of the air, helping to offset the GHGs being pumped into the air by many of the modern industrial processes. From this perspective, the more trees the better. Using data from the Center for Urban Forest Research, a branch of the U.S. Forest Service, they estimated the amount each tree was likely to sequester. The average was 88 pounds per tree per year. (By contrast, the average American is responsible for emitting about 44,000 pounds of carbon annually.)
A FOREST HAS A COMPLEX LIFE-CYCLE
Colorado-State-Forest-Brochure-22June2016
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