Keeping old trees or planting new ones: Which is more beneficial for the planet?

There are several projects that focus on reforestation and planting new trees as a means of dealing with climate change, a way of improving the sustainability of the planet. While this is a commendable endeavour, is it the most effective approach?

Trees as carbon sink.

Older trees have a higher CO2 absorption rate.

Why do older tress have a higher sequestration rate?

What are the most effective and efficient ways to eliminate CO2 with minimal resources?

  • Preserving existing forest ecosystems.
  • Improving management; lowering emissions while absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere.
  • Reforestation efforts are pivotal to the existence of the planet.

Takeaways: One step closer to a healthier and more sustainable climate.