The soil of Basque forests could offset double the amount of carbon with a change in forest management
(Derio, 3 October 2011) The soil of Basque forests could offset double the amount of carbon with a change in forest management and thus contribute to reducing the presence of this gas in the air and help to fight global warming.
This is the main conclusion of a study carried out by the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, in which more than a thousand samples of soil from representative Basque forests were studied, made up of eucalyptus, Monterey pine, Douglas fir tree and beech tree.
Neiker-Tecnalia has analysed more than 1,000 samples of forest soil.
This research is part of the actions by technology centres aimed at improving the activity and the competitiveness of the Basque forest sector.