Reforestation to store CO₂ from the atmosphere in Uruguay
As a member of the Alliance for Development and Climate, SÜLZLE is offsetting its CO₂ emissions with the support of the “Guanare Forest Plantations” project in Uruguay, among others.
The project includes a total of 21,298 hectares of land, previously grazed by beef cattle, on which forest plantations were established to produce high-quality, durable wood products and to store large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The forests are mainly based on Eucalyptus grandis plantations in 22-year rotations, which are managed with pruning and two to three thinning operations to obtain large diameter logs suitable for sawing and veneering.
The practices are compatible with the FSC standard for sustainable forest management. Planted forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in various carbon pools (above-ground and underground biomass, soil, litter, non-tree vegetation, dead wood and harvested wood products).
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