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40yearfan 06-05-2014 01:00 AM

Re: Study: Environmentalists Have ‘Substantially Worse than Average’ Carbon Footprint
 
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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 663442)
That's an article that speaks directly the types of trees that offset carbon best, not the location of the trees.

From the article:

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Plant the Right Tree for the Right Location
Scientists are busy studying the carbon sequestration potential of different types of trees in various parts of the U.S., including Eucalyptus in Hawaii, loblolly pine in the Southeast, bottomland hardwoods in Mississippi, and poplars in the Great Lakes.

“There are literally dozens of tree species that could be planted depending upon location, climate and soils,” says Stan Wullschleger, a researcher at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who specializes in the physiological response of plants to global climate change

rivrrat 06-05-2014 08:57 AM

Re: Study: Environmentalists Have ‘Substantially Worse than Average’ Carbon Footprint
 
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Originally Posted by 40yearfan (Post 665636)
From the article:

Yes, it's talking specifically about the US. Nothing more. And the types of trees that would grow best in certain locations in the US.

40yearfan 06-07-2014 10:59 PM

Re: Study: Environmentalists Have ‘Substantially Worse than Average’ Carbon Footprint
 
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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 665702)
Yes, it's talking specifically about the US. Nothing more. And the types of trees that would grow best in certain locations in the US.

I feel like we are going around in circles. I stated we should plant more trees to eat up the CO2 and you said it wouldn't help unless they were planted close to the equator. The article I put on here was written by Stan Wullschleger, a researcher at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who specializes in the physiological response of plants to global climate change. He claims that planting them anywhere in the US is appropriate when you are trying to help decrease CO2. I am saying it doesn't have to be around the equator, but can be right here anywhere in the US.

rivrrat 06-07-2014 11:06 PM

Re: Study: Environmentalists Have ‘Substantially Worse than Average’ Carbon Footprint
 
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Originally Posted by 40yearfan (Post 666649)
I feel like we are going around in circles. I stated we should plant more trees to eat up the CO2 and you said it wouldn't help unless they were planted close to the equator. The article I put on here was written by Stan Wullschleger, a researcher at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who specializes in the physiological response of plants to global climate change. He claims that planting them anywhere in the US is appropriate when you are trying to help decrease CO2. I am saying it doesn't have to be around the equator, but can be right here anywhere in the US.

Yes, you can plant trees anywhere they can grow and they will help, minimally, with CO2. It certainly cannot hurt. But when you're talking about massive, worldwide effects - just planting them anywhere will not help on a large scale.

40yearfan 06-08-2014 12:28 AM

Re: Study: Environmentalists Have ‘Substantially Worse than Average’ Carbon Footprint
 
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Originally Posted by rivrrat (Post 666651)
Yes, you can plant trees anywhere they can grow and they will help, minimally, with CO2. It certainly cannot hurt. But when you're talking about massive, worldwide effects - just planting them anywhere will not help on a large scale.

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Take the Pledge and Plant a Tree
The campaign encourages people and organizations around the world to enter pledges on a web site hosted by the UNEP. The campaign is open to everyone—concerned citizens, schools, community groups, nonprofit organizations, farmers, businesses, and local and national governments. A pledge can be anything from a single tree to 10 million trees.

The campaign identifies four key areas for planting: degraded natural forests and wilderness areas; farms and rural landscapes; sustainably managed plantations; and urban environments, but it can also begin with a single tree in a back yard. Advice on choosing and planting trees is available through the web site
Plant a Billion Trees - People Worldwide Pledge to Fight Global Warming

Not according to what I've been reading. It's not the place. It's the number of trees.


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