How does a forest store carbon?
Forests are climate protectors. Trees continuously absorb CO2 through photosynthesis, providing a constant carbon sink that actively removes CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it.
Carbon makes up to almost 50% of all wood, so the more the tree grows, the more carbon it stores.
Since trees in tropical climates grow year-round, they store a particularly large amount of CO2 each year – approximately 12 to 15 kilograms per tree.