CO2, trees and environmental impact

Trees are a “natural antidote” against CO2.

Through photosynthesis, trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere by returning oxygen. A tree absorbs, on average, about 10kg of CO2 per year, so you can easily calculate how many trees you need to absorb the CO2 you produce.

Tree can be an intuitive way for measuring C02. Therefore we can measure the carbon footprint of anything, even of our way of life, measuring it in trees. The more C02 we generate, the greater our impact on the planet is, the greater is the amount of trees we need to keep the planet in balance.
On the opposite we can imagine the C02 we generate in terms of trees that we subtract to planet balance.
Although there are trees of very different shapes, sizes and characteristics, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) states that a tree absorbs each year an average of about 10kg of C02, ie 27g per day.

To understand therefore how many trees you need, you can simply divide by 10 the annual CO2 amount expressed in kg, or by 27 the daily CO2 amount expressed in grams.

Find out how much CO2 your lifestyle creates , which are the main causes for your specific case and see how to get started to reduce your environmental impact.