co2 sequestration in Urban Forests

6 tons of CO2 in 100m2 Miyawaki Urban Forest

The biomass of a Miyawaki forest of 100 m2 and of average age (a few decades) represents a stock on the order of 6 tons of carbon dioxide, i.e. two thirds of the annual carbon emissions reports of a European. Each year the forest absorbs 50 kg of additional carbon dioxide. If planting forests cannot compensate for all the pollution, it is still a meaningful environmental action, because forests have many other benefits.