Effects of Atmospheric C02 Enrichment on Wood Density

By | January 19, 2013

 

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Numerous experiments have demonstrated that trees grown in air enriched with CO2 nearly always sequester more biomass in their trunks and branches than do trees grown in ambient air. Several studies have also looked at the effects of elevated CO2 on the density of that sequestered biomass, some of which are summarized here.