California’s forests reduce the impacts of climate change through carbon sequestration. Carbon sequestration is the process whereby trees absorb carbon into their trunks, roots and limbs — and they do this for their entire life. When a tree is harvested, the wood product it creates continues to store carbon throughout the life of the product. California forests sequester more carbon than any other industry.
C02 is a harmful air pollutant released into the atmosphere through forest fires, car emissions, manufacturing and more.
Increasing amounts of C02 contributes to climate change.
Young healthy forests absorb carbon at a faster rate.
Trees are about 50 percent carbon by weight.
Trees provide us with clean oxygen to breathe.
Sustainable California forests provide wood products that are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and energy efficient.
To effectively tackle climate change, we must remove carbon from the atmosphere as well as reduce new carbon emissions. Wood from sustainably managed forests achieves both of these.