Carbon sequestration and green house gas balance

Growing forests bind more and more Carbon in the form of standing wood, but also in the form of roots and stumps in the ground or as humus in the soil. This is called carbon sequestration. When the soil is disturbed some of the carbon can be released, this is taken into account in the greenhouse gas balance.

Read more here:

Carbon sequestration in Irish forests
The greenhouse gas balance of peatland forest

Copyright COFORD 2006.