Carbon sequestration through tree planting on agricultural lands Chapter uri icon

abstract

  • © 1995 by CRC Press, Inc. Policies to plant trees are a frequently discussed way of sequestering carbon and mitigating the environmental effects of greenhouse gas emissions (National Academy of Sciences, 1991; Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1991). A number of appraisers have argued that planting trees to sequester carbon is an inexpensive alternative with broad based benefits (Moulton and Richards 1990; Sedjo and Solomon 1983; Dudek and LeBlanc 1990). However, Adams et al. (1993) argued that large scale tree planting programs were more costly than the previous studies suggested. They also found major implications for the forestry sector showing the potential expansion in agricultural based timber harvest could swamp forest product markets.

author list (cited authors)

  • McCarl, B. A., & Mac Callaway, J.

citation count

  • 1

Book Title

  • Soil Management and Greenhouse Effect

publication date

  • January 2018