No.25:
Sequester carbon

Kingdom:

Plantae

Species:

Quercus x turneri

An average person in the UK emits 3 tonnes of carbon per year from sources such as transport, heating and electricity use. A grove of 103 oak trees would sequester this amount of carbon each year. To sequester the annual carbon emissions from all UK sources would require an oak forest three times the size of the UK.

Poplar trees capture slightly less carbon and would require 114 trees per person. Due to their tall, thin form however, they require much less land on which to grow. All annual UK carbon emissions could be sequestered if 87% of the land was covered in poplar forest.

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