California Redwoods Are Tops In Carbon Storage Needed To Fight Climate Change, Nonprofit Says

Coast redwoods are “a critical ingredient in the fight against climate change,” said Sam Hodder, president and CEO of Save the Redwoods League, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that has protected more than 216,000 acres of redwoods. Old-growth redwood forests store more carbon — up to 890 metric tons per acre — than any other forest type in the world, with about triple the capacity of tropical rain forests, according to a study announced by the league last week.

Guy Kovner The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Ca) May 4, 2020.

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