Aging European forests full to the brim with carbon

Trees' capacity to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is dwindling

STORING CARBON  A mixture of conifers (greens), such as pine trees, and broadleaved trees (reds and browns), such as eucalyptuses and poplars, grow in forests throughout Europe. Old age, fires, insects and deforestation threaten the forests’ carbon storage capacity.

Map courtesy of Geerten Hengeveld

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