- There are many factors to consider when determining the CO2 a tree can absorb. Our partner veritree, through several studies and research papers, has determined that 1 Mangrove tree can absorb 500 lbs of CO2 over a 25 year period. It is important to note that while veritree monitors newly planted trees for the first 4-5 years of its life, there is always the risk of inclement weather and other natural factors that could impact the planted trees. These factors are included in the calculation used to determine how much CO2 a tree will absorb. veritree is focused on planting local native species which have proven to be hardy.
According to research conducted by veritree Technology Inc. 500 lbs. is an approximate amount based on Above-Ground-Carbon (AGC) and Below Ground Carbon (BGC) sequestration estimates contained in several scientific research papers regarding the carbon sequestration of Mangrove trees (the “Research”). The Research contains various ranges for the rate of carbon sequestration per hectare of land. In order to arrive at the approximate amount of 500 lbs., veritree triangulated data points from the Research regarding AGC and BGC sequestration estimates, and then converted those results into the approximate amount of lbs. per tree.