|doc-title||Trees: The Carbon Storage Experts|
|author||New York State Department of Environmental Conservation|
|quote||Significant land disturbance is a major source of CO2 emissions. Human disturbance has much more impact on forests than natural disturbances such as fires or hurricanes. ... Some of the CO2 given off from forest disturbance comes from decay, but the biggest source is from the disturbed soil. Although they accumulate carbon much more slowly than trees, forest soils ultimately become storehouses for enormous amounts of carbon, over twice as much as is stored in the wood of the trees. ... The largest potential for adding forest cover is probably in urban areas.|
|source||NY Dept of Environmental Conservation|
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