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Carbon Emissions: Trees

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 734W, on trees, what is the estimated number of trees planted as a woodland creation carbon abatement measure that would offset one tonne of carbon dioxide. (323034)

A hectare of new native woodland planted now in the UK would be expected to remove nearly 400 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere by 2050, equivalent to six trees planted per tonne of CO2 sequestered by that time.