Which trees absorb the most CO2?

With our campaigns we are committed to reducing emissions in accordance with the UN objectives. We have identified native species that are able to absorb more carbon dioxide and harmful fine particles (PM10, PM2.5) than others.

Evergreen trees are those plants that, unlike deciduous trees, do not lose their leaves all together during the cold season. This doesn’t mean that evergreen plants never lose their leaves. In fact, the foliar apparatus undergoes a gradual and constant renewal during the bud period, and guarantees a thick and green foliage throughout the year. Depending on the species, the foliage can be persistent and resist on the plant for several years but over time the leaves are still renewed.

Evergreens are plants that are generally widespread in areas with humid tropical climates, however they are not lacking even in areas where temperatures are colder and the persistent nature of the leaves does not endanger the health of the plant. Some species, such as holm oak and myrtle, are part of the dense vegetation that forms the Mediterranean scrub.

The beleafing team has identified four specific native species that can be booked during the campaigns. The goal is to reforest urban areas and why not do it with trees that can absorb emissions all year round precisely in these areas where the most CO2 and fine particles are concentrated? The plants that do not lose their leaves (not deciduous) in fact filter the air even during the winter. Hornbeam, holm oak, Japanese privet and downy oak were selected.

  • The hornbeam is a deciduous, indigenous species, widely spread throughout Europe and Italy. It lives up to 600 meters above sea level, with the exception of the driest and hottest Mediterranean areas. Its erect branching makes pruning practically inexpensive during the life of the tree, but of course it does not provide adequate shelter as a shade tree in road trees.
  • The holm oak is an evergreen, indigenous species, widely spread in Mediterranean Italy, but also in regions with a temperate climate. It lives up to 600 meters of altitude. It is a very rustic plant, tolerates intense pruning in obligatory forms quite well and can be planted close to other plants without losing the branches at the bottom or thinning the leaves.
  • The Japanese privet is a shrub or small evergreen tree usually used as a hedge, therefore it needs special pruning to guarantee it an aesthetically pleasing and space-saving shape. It produces black berries in autumn which are used in herbal medicine as a cardiotonic, diuretic, laxative and tonic treatment.
  • Downy oak is the quintessential oak of our territory, as well as one of the most common in Italy. Forms of woods alone or in association with holm oak, ash and hornbeam in the sunniest and driest hilly areas. It tends to form many suckers (jets that start at the base of the trunk) which must be eliminated every year if you want to obtain a plant with an arboreal habit. It prefers a calcareous soil, but also adapts to clayey or stony soils, not acidic ones. Some specimens can reach 1000 years.

Have you already chosen your favorite tree? Watch the next campaign and book it now! https://beleafing.com/scopri-le-campagne/

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