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Edmund, thank you for comment, but yes, you are wrong! Trees are important, they are not just planetary decoration.
(1) trees regenerate, the larger the area planted, the more carbon can be absorbed,
(2) when trees die much of the carbon is absorbed into the soil, quite apart from the carbon uptake of the young trees that take the place of the old ones,
(3) many natural processes are involved in the carbon cycle, trees are only one part of the picture, however tree planting is an area where we can get involved (legally and peacefully) as individuals.
(4) getting your local coal-fired power station taken out of operation would be a far, far greater contribution to limiting CO2 emissions than planting trees. Good luck to you if you want to take this on!Simon Holledge (Pledge Creator), 14 years ago.