Forests are powerful allies in the fight against climate change. But subject to the effects of rising temperatures and deforestation, these carbon sinks that are essential to the health of the planet are shrinking. It is therefore becoming increasingly urgent to restore and safeguard them, everywhere in the world.
Pine and fir forests, which grow in cold, mountainous or boreal climates, have less fertile soils but greater carbon capture capabilities.
“Forests composed of a mixture of two species can thus store more carbon than single-species forests, provided they grow faster than the latter,” the researchers explain.
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