Carbon Sequestration

December 29, 2021

Carbon Sequestration - noun

Definition: The process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Carbon Sequestration in the Forest Garden:

The sheer amount of vegetation that develops on one parcel of land is one of the great benefits of Forest Gardens, especially when it comes to environmental impacts. Thanks to the thousands of trees and shrubs planted in the first two years of the program, farmers turn their fields into carbon sinks that will sequester carbon dioxide over time to allow the plants to carry out photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activity, and planting trees can significantly offset those emissions. On average, a Forest Garden contains 2,500 trees and sequesters 144 metric tons of carbon dioxide per acre over a 20-year lifespan.

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