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A project was commissioned to estimate and compare the potential for carbon sequestration (net CO2 uptake) and GHG emissions mitigation that could be realised by creating different types of woodlands.
The analysis assesses the influence of different tree species, site and management factors, including the eventual use of harvested wood, on the potential carbon sequestration and GHG emissions, at the scale of an individual forest stand (i.e. in terms of quantities of carbon per hectare), and for notional woodland creation programmes of 1 hectare per year for 1 year and over 10 and 25 years.
The purpose of this research was to assess the influence of different factors on the potential for carbon sequestration and GHG emissions mitigation that could be realized by creating different types of woodland.
Factors considered included:
A Summary report giving the key findings and recommendations of this project is available on this web page.
A full report, giving full details of the project and its findings, is also in preparation and will be made available on the same page as soon as it is completed.
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