If You Look Around Your Backyard, How Many Carbon Storage Compartments Are There? Which Ones Are The Biggest? Which Ones Are The Longest Lasting?


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Rebekah Coulson Profile
Rebekah Coulson answered
There is no set way to determine how many carbon storage compartments are in the average backyard, given that any type of plant matter that operates with usage of photosynthesis has the ability to store carbon. Given the varying sizes of peoples’ backyards, it would be nearly impossible to count every single living plant in a backyard and take into consideration the changes with season and new flowers being planted. The contents of your backyard can range from absolutely no foliage or flowers to a beautiful blooming garden full of photosynthesising plants. The plants ‘breathe’ in carbon dioxide and then release oxygen to clear the atmosphere whilst the carbon ends up trapped in the plant’s cells, making them carbon storage compartments.

Presumably, the largest possible carbon storage compartment in any imaginable garden would be a large tree. Due its sheer size, the tree has the capacity to go through more carbon dioxide and release more oxygen, thus helping the environment. This proves how crucial it is that trees are preserved, despite the sheer amount of forests that get destroyed in place of new property developments or business ventures. Maple trees, hemlocks and white pines are probably the longest living trees and can outlive humans.

In terms of burning the carbon storage compartment for fire timber to put on either your chimnea or a bonfire, the sugar maple tree’s bark is one of the longest lasting you can find. It would be beneficial to stock up on some sugar maple bark if you can source it for your wood stove to burn in your garden or at an event that requires a bonfire. The tree is native to the forests of North-eastern North America and often reaches heights of up to 115 ft tall. The average 10-year-old sugar maple tree is approximately 16 ft tall.
Mel Brandle Profile
Mel Brandle answered

Err, isn't everything on Earth (or nearly everything on Earth) made of some amount of carbon? At the end of the day, you're talking about basically any form of container for anything! That's really quite a vague question. I think it's more a question of what is a good and durable material that you can use for keeping things intact and protected. And even then, you should tell us what you're trying to store so that we can find a material that best complements that item.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I believe the carbon storage compartments found in your backyard would be any vegetation. Plants take in carbon monoxide and produce oxygen. Trees would most likely the be the biggest and long lasting.

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