More Non-Timber Ecosystem Services of Trees

Earlier in the year at Georgia’s Arbor Day celebration at the  Capitol, a “check” for $37.2 billion dollars in ecosystem service value provided by trees was handed to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, the result of the study “Quantifying the Benefits of Non-Timber Ecosystem Services in Georgia” conducted by the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.  That check is looking better all the time.  Scientist are discovering that the net primary productivity of forests which measures how much CO2 plants take in during photosynthesis minus how much CO2 plants release during is respiration is much higher than was originally believed.   Be sure to read the full article with an informative interactive map.

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