How much carbon can we offset by planting an acre of trees?



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    One twenty five year old maple tree absorbs 1.1 kilograms of carbon dioxide a year. However, different trees have different absorbtion rates and you can fit different amounts of trees on an acre depending on the type of trees you’re planting. One acre is 43560 square feet though, so you can guess how many trees would be able to fit on that area.

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    According to the EPA, an acre of trees can offset around one metric ton of carbon each year.

    This number will fluctuate depending on the conditions of the trees. Different species of trees vary in the rate at which they absorb carbon, and younger trees take in less carbon than mature one.  Other factors that effect the rate of a tree’s sequestration include soil type and regional climate.

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