Protected saplings

Protected saplings

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Credit: ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Protected saplings in Sand Martin Wood in Faugh near Carlisle, Cumbria, UK, was acquired by the carbon offset company co2balance in September 2006. It has been planted with a broad mix of native trees over 6 hectares and is managed for wildlife as well as the companies offset clients. Though seen as controversial by some carbon offsetting is one way of a company or individual to reduce their emissions, as the trees absorb and sequestrate carbon as they grow.

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