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How much CO2 does a tree filter out of the air?

Question by Uncle Claus | 05.09.2012 at 22:07

I have no idea of how much CO2 is actually absorbed or filtered out by a normal tree out of the air.

Can anyone here give an order of magnitude, if one may say so across-the-board? How many trees would be needed, for example, that it is worth, or you can see a significant effect?

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You can not really generalize the answer to this question, because it depends on many factors, how much CO2 a tree binds.

Among other things, it depends on the age of the tree, the species of the tree, how quickly it grows but also on external factors such as the water supply, the lighting and the quality of the ground.

All of these factors play into the question of how "effective" our tree is, so it is quiet difficult to give an easy answer.
11.09.2012 at 12:28

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I once read, that a normal beech tree in 80 years accommodates about one ton of carbon dioxide. Of course, the beech tree takes up less, if it is smaller and has fewer biomass. So, the most are bringing only big, old trees.
15.09.2012 at 18:16

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