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Afforestation / Reforestation

Wood afforestation has a problem at harvest. Much of the sequestered carbon is lost during harvest to litter, transport, waste1.

Bamboo afforestation is placed at 94 and 392 tonnes of carbon per hectare (tC/ha)2.

Land Use Tonnes Carbon per hectare
Natural Forest 126-699
Tree Planting 85-429
Bamboo 94-392
Grassland/pasture 70-327


Hinkle, H., McGinley, M., Hargett, T. & Dascher, S. Carbon Farming with Timber Bamboo: A Superior Sequestration System Compared to Wood. 32 (2019).
King, C., van der Lugt, P., Yanxia, L. & Long, T. T. Integration of Bamboo Forestry into Carbon Markets. 13 https://www.inbar.int/resources/inbar_publications/integration-of-bamboo-forestry-into-carbon-markets/ (2021).