Monthly Archives: September 2019

Climate Change, Biodiversity Gain and Tree Planting

Rewilding on the Knepp Estate, West Sussex

Climate change is rarely out of the news these days, and tree planting is one of the solutions put forward to take carbon out of the atmosphere.  It can certainly work in the short term; a good conifer plantation grows at over 20 cubic metres per hectare per annum, which is awful lot of carbon.  Native species such as oak are slower growing, usually less than 10 cubic metres per hectare per annum.

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