Technical Comments

Comment on “The global tree restoration potential”

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Science  29 Nov 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6469, eaaz0111
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz0111


  • Table 1 Average carbon accumulation for different forest types.

    Note that the multiple values and/or ranges given for C production are as stated in the original references.

    Type of forestC production (tonnes ha–1 year–1)Mean tonnes ha–1 year–1Reference
    Boreal forest1.01.00(3)
    Boreal forest0.2, 0.4, 0.750.45(4)
    Boreal forest0.025–0.07; 0.025–0.090.05(5)
    Temperate forest1.8–3; 3.6–3.93.08(6)
    Temperate forest2.6282.63(7)
    Savanna2.65–5.5; 0.65–1.502.58(4)
    Tropical dry forest1.8–3.32.55(9)
    Tropical dry forest3.36–4.053.70(10)
    Humid tropical forest4.2–6.35.25(11)
    Humid tropical forest1.06–1.731.40(12)
    Humid tropical forest0.74–2.751.75(13)
    Mean of all forest types2.31

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