They use the captured carbon to grow. Many trees place that carbon into fruit and leaves, which fall to the ground in fall and return the carbon to the soil. Grass will do the same thing, but the size of the leaves, and the height of trees, make them the most suitable carbon sink to scrub carbon out of the air and generate life allowing oxygen.
The unfortunate thing is that many of our forrests are being cut down. It is a good way for the land owner to make a substantial income, and the wood is used in a variety of ways. In most cases, the logged trees are replaces by seedlings to grow so they too could be cut down. I’ve noticed that many hardwood trees are being logged, and replaced by faster growing softwoods or pines. My goal is to plant as many hardwood trees as I can.
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