What do we know about tree rings? How much do you know about the carbon dioxide to oxygen conversion ratios related to tree type, tree volume and age?
"A tree makes its own food by photosynthesis. This process is the most important chemical reaction on Earth as it provides the initial energy source in all food chains. Carbon atoms are the food of all organisms. Photosynthesis is the only way in nature of trapping the carbon molecules in the air and making them into food, which is then transferred through food chains into other organisms."
Do you realize that the giants the forestry industry cuts down are being replaced with only one to two seedlings? The rings or growth volume of the tree are a direct reflection of the amount of carbon dioxide it can convert into oxygen. By replacing a tree with say 300 rings with a two seedlings of only 3 rings each we are in effect reducing the overall co2 to o2 conversion for that square footage of land down to a fraction of a fraction of it's previous capability.
In order to equal the respiratory capability of any felled tree in the forests one must plant a seedling for each and every ring of the tree. If this cannot be done in the location of the cut due to space limitations, one must find land somewhere and plant the additional seedlings. There is so much land now sitting bare and unused.. Why are there not more trees being planted everywhere?