Do forests have a negative carbon footprint?



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    Kind of.  Forests suck CO2 through photosynthesis, so in that way they are a CO2 sink.  However, they store that carbon within themselves; their bark, leaves, and roots all contain the carbon that they absorb.  So, in the sense that somebody who converts something made of carbon into CO2 has a positive carbon footprint, you could say that converting CO2 back into other carbon forms is a negative carbon footprint.  Just remember that forests are CO2 banks; the carbon is still there, just in a different form. 

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