Every year, more than 80,000 hectares of trees are cut down in North Carolina, which are then sent for processing or got exported to the UK. However, none of the industrialists does not take into account that as a result of rotting felled trees in the ground, as well as due to various herbicides and pesticides that are used on plantations, there are huge emissions of carbon dioxide directly into the atmosphere. The numbers are colossal: logging in North Carolina provocate emissions of 44 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.
According to a recent study by scientists from the Center for Environmental Futures, the woodworking industry is one of the largest emitters of carbon dioxide in the entire United States. It is not surprising that wood harvesting is the third largest emitter, second only to the production and transportation of electricity. Center for Environmental Futures
Scientists have proposed several solutions to this problem:
The last point is particularly important. While it is more cost-effective to grow large trees, abandoning them in favor of a long cycle of planting and felling smaller trees will more benefit the environment. However, we can only wait for American industrialists to decide on such a thing.