From the GrowerTalks newsletter, by Jennifer Duffield White:
“I’ve had lots of folks ask how to figure out how much carbon their flowers, shrubs and trees can sequester. Here’s one new development that may be helpful on the nursery side of things: The U.S. Forest Service has developed a new carbon sequestration calculator for trees. It’s meant to help people estimate how much carbon might be sequestered over the lifetime of a tree they plant and to help direct them in choosing the right species for their climate.
“It might be interesting for garden centers to run different sample scenarios with the calculator and promote the results in their nursery stock sections (or to the city government). You can access the calculator application HERE. (Note, it only runs on Windows operating systems.)”