Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sequestration into soils in the South

Our native ecosytems don't have the dramatic leaf fall that deciduous trees have , so leaves from those trees at this cooler time of year demonstrate well just how quickly and effectively carbon is produced and distributed into soil in cool climates in the autumn. 
Not that we can easily desribe the form of that carbon and can neccesarily stop it from going back inbto the atmosphere- esp later in the year  . But we can encourage it to be stored  by composting it , eating mushrooms and even raking up leaves . You want to know more ? Ask a question
You see,  if you leave it to the trees ( decidous that is ) the leaves will kill the grass and anything else that tries to grow underneath them .