Mature Trees Will Increase CO2 Absorption By a Third in Response to Raised Levels on Earth, Study Shows
Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to expected raised CO2 levels, says Birmingham Uni.
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Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to the raised CO2 levels expected to be the world average by about 2050, new research shows.
The results are the first to emerge from a giant outdoor experiment, led by the University of Birmingham in which an old oak forest is bathed in elevated levels of CO2. This latest study adds to the field that looks at the use forests as effective carbon sinks, and potentially gives climate researchers a new tool in the fight against climate change.
Increased carbon capture