Sacramento County’s 6 million trees store 8 million tons of CO2 (31 t/ha), and annually sequester 238,000 t (0.92 t/ha). Air-conditioning (157 GWh) and space-heating (145 TJ) savings from the urban forest further reduce emissions by 75,600 t of CO2 annually (0.29 t/ha). Atmospheric carbon dioxide reduction by Sacramento’s urban forest (PDF Download Available).
McPherson, E.G., (1997). Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Sacramento’s Urban Forest. Journal of Arboriculture, 24, 215-223.View Resource