Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Carbon Sequestering Rock Star

Immediately after reading Adrian Higgins' article in today's Post, I dashed into the backyard to measure my trees in order to find out how much carbon my backyard sequesters. (Carbon calculator is here.)

Unfortunately, our ancient Pin Oak has a diameter of 176" and the largest diameter that I could enter was 43". So let's just multiply my result by 4, shall we? That would be 2,308 pounds of carbon sequestered a year.

2,308 pounds. Dude. My backyard rocks the air quality big time.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Oooh! I have about 6 of them! Makes me feel better about all the raking we do in the fall. Even Paul grumbles about the raking and pin oaks have notoriously tough leaves to pick up.