One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Tree Facts

Read the full story from the New York Times.

We recently told you about a study that looked at how many more trees could grow on Earth and how much carbon they could absorb from the atmosphere. The answer: The planet has room for about 2.5 billion acres of forest, and all those trees could suck up an additional 200 gigatons of carbon. While that wouldn’t solve climate change, it would be a huge help.

That kind of reforestation would be a monumental global undertaking, but every single tree still counts. They all sequester carbon.

So, if you plant a tree, what kind should it be?

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