An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage

  • Authors: Parks, Peter J.; Hall, David O.; Kristrom, Bengt; Masera, Omar R.; Multon, Robert J.; Plantinga, Andrew J.; Swisher, Joel N.; Winjum, Jack K.
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27(Special): S9-S21

Abstract

Abstract: Methods are described for evaluating economic and carbon storage aspects of tree planting projects (e.g., plantations for restoration, roundwood, bioenergy, and nonwood products). Total carbon (C) stock is dynamic and comprises C in vegetation, decomposing matter, soil, products, and fuel substituted. An alternative (reference) case is essential for project evaluation.

  • Citation: Parks, Peter J.; Hall, David O.; Kristrom, Bengt; Masera, Omar R.; Multon, Robert J.; Plantinga, Andrew J.; Swisher, Joel N.; Winjum, Jack K. 1997. An Economic Approach to Planting Trees for Carbon Storage. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 27(Special): S9-S21
  • Keywords: Global change, forests, carbon, plantations, tree planting, project evaluation
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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