Will Forest Carbon Programs Encourage Tree Planting and Forest Management in Iowa?

September 22, 2021 3:06 PM

Trees hold an incredible power, that being their ability to fix carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis and use it to produce a tangible product – wood. Wood is one of the most simplistic, yet complex materials on Earth, and wood products may be durable for centuries (i.e., long-term carbon storage) if kept under proper moisture and temperature conditions. The wood generated within Iowa forests, the base for a myriad of value-added products, fuels state, local, and farm-level economies – with associated forest product industries contributing ~$5B in annual economic output to the region! Compound benefits abound as well, such as clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreation...

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