2011-07-13 01:41:28New research shows urban trees and plants are important carbon sinks
Paul D


In this study, the researchers used information from satellite data and from field research to survey the amount of vegetation across Leicester - a city with a population of about 300,000 people...

The team estimated that 231,000 tonnes of carbon, equivalent to 3.16kg per square metre, was locked away in the city's vegetation - most of which was stored by trees.


Good to know us tree wardens are at the frontline of climate change combat.
(Should point out tree wardens in the UK are volunteers, a person with the same title in another country maybe professionals employed by government).