23-215 Bezos Earth Fund: Tree Buttress

Steve Paton
July 6, 2023
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Buttress of large tree seen from the ground
Steve Paton

One of the largest trees on Barro Colorado Island in Panama. Tropical forests pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere where it causes global warming and store it as wood. But the amount of carbon stored varies depending on tree species, age, climate conditions and other factors. Verifiable estimates of carbon stored in forests are necessary to calculate carbon credits.

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