Forestry Fact 1:

Trees capture CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it as carbon.

References

“Each 1m3 of wood grown by a tree holds 0.9 tonnes of CO₂ ‘sequestered’ from the atmosphere”

Source: CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p9), 2019 http:// www.cei-bois.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Final-Version-22.10.2019. pdf

“Between 2005 and 2015 the average annual sequestration of carbon in forest biomass reached 719 million tonnes in the European region and 414 million tonnes in the EU-28. This corresponds to about 9% of the net greenhouse gas emissions for the European region and the EU-28.”

Source: Forest Europe. State of Europe’s Forests 2015, (p23) https://www. foresteurope.org/docs/fullsoef2015.pdf