What is the best tree for offsetting carbon?



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    Good question, Cheyanne.  This really depends on your location.  Different trees thrive in different climates, so basically, whichever tree is best suited for any given climate is the most efficient tree in that area for offsetting carbon.  That said, there are a lot of good trees for carbon sequestration.  A study in 2002 by the US Forest Service found that Common Horse-chestnut, Black Walnut, American Sweetgum, Ponderosa Pine, Red Pine, White Pine, London Plane, Hispaniolan Pine, Douglas Fir, Scarlet Oak, Red Oak, Virginia Live Oak and Bald Cypress are examples of trees especially good at absorbing and storing CO2.

    Hope this helps!

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