The Landing: where data and forests meet.
When we think about the carbon stored in forests, we need to think about change. Carbon sequestration represents the amount carbon accumulated in a forest over a specific time period. Carbon stored in long-term wood products benefits future generations.
This month's newsletter highlights what we can learn from the past. Twenty years of research on forest carbon allows us to reflect on the tremendous growth of the topic. Many forest products companies continue to rely on out-of-date forest inventories to make accurate estimates of carbon. Trustworthy methods for converting boards and cords measurements of the past to carbon stocks in the future are required.
The motivation for accurate estimates of carbon is driven in part by forest carbon markets. When thinking about how markets will operate in the future, we also need to be aware of the continued forest health challenges that forests face.