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Scientists Say Trees In Cities Can Trap As Much Carbon As A Rainforest

By Aimee Lutkin

Scientists in the United Kingdom at University College London have released a new study that suggests green spaces in cities may be capable of holding the same amount of carbon as rainforests, Metro reports.

Published in Carbon Balance and Management, the study analyzed parts of UCL’s campus in Camden, and north London, which included 85,000 trees. 

Using laser pulses, they estimated the amount of carbon absorbed by the trees in the course of their lifetime.