Carbon Sequestration -  /ˈkärbən, sikwəˈstrāSH(ə)n/ - noun

December 23, 2020

Definition: The removal of carbon from the atmosphere and its storage in biomass above or below ground.

A Closer Look: Forest Gardens do a great job of sequestering carbon out of the air due to the large number of trees and other vegetation planted throughout. With so many densely planted photosynthesizers, Forest Gardens are very effective carbon sinks, capable of storing large amounts of carbon for an indefinite amount of time, thus preventing more carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

10 Carbon-Storing Agroforestry Tree Species:

  1. Grevillea robusta
  2. Leucaena spp.
  3. Calliandra calothyrsus
  4. Faidherbia albida
  5. Sesbania spp.
  6. Albizia Lebbeck
  7. Moringa oleifera
  8. Gliricidia sepium
  9. Azadirachta indica
  10. Ziziphus mauritiana