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Title: An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage

Author: Parks, Peter J.; Hall, David O.; Kristrom, Bengt; Masera, Omar R.; Multon, Robert J.; Plantinga, Andrew J.; Swisher, Joel N.; Winjum, Jack K.

Date: 1997

Source: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27(Special): S9-S21

Publication Series: Not categorized

Description: Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Global change, forests, carbon, plantations, tree planting, project evaluation

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Parks, 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

 


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