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An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon StorageAuthor(s): Peter J. Parks; David O. Hall; Bengt Kristrom; Omar R. Masera; Robert J. Multon; Andrew J. Plantinga; Joel N. Swisher; Jack K. Winjum
Source: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27(Special): S9-S21
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionAbstract: Methods are described for evaluating economic and carbon storage aspects of tree planting projects (e.g., plantations for restoration, roundwood, bioenergy, and nonwood products). Total carbon (C) stock is dynamic and comprises C in vegetation, decomposing matter, soil, products, and fuel substituted. An alternative (reference) case is essential for project evaluation.
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CitationParks, Peter J.; Hall, David O.; Kristrom, Bengt; Masera, Omar R.; Multon, Robert J.; Plantinga, Andrew J.; Swisher, Joel N.; Winjum, Jack K. 1997. An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27(Special): S9-S21
KeywordsGlobal change, forests, carbon, plantations, tree planting, project evaluation
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