Newly published research from Humboldt State University and the Save the Redwood League confirms the significant role that the redwood forests can play in California’s strategy to address climate change. Old-growth coastal redwood forests store more carbon per acre than any other type of forest, the research demonstrates. Forests of giant sequoia, coast redwoods’ closest relative came in second. The findings cap 11 years of research through the League’s Redwoods and Climate Change Initiative(RCCI), which has also revealed that younger second-growth coast redwood forests grow quickly enough to result in substantial carbon storage in a relatively short period. This makes a strong case for investing in the restoration of previously logged redwood forests.
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