Do not discount the elder trees just yet. According to a study, older trees are better at storing carbon dioxide compared to younger trees so do not just cut or discount them just yet.
The study comes from a team of researchers from the University of Melbourne. As per the study, the tree growth rate increases continuously with size.
Ideally, we follow the assumption that older trees would eventually be useless. But as per the study, these trees are alive and well, storing more of the carbon mass equivalent of smaller trees.
For the study, the research team measured the growth of 673,046 trees belonging to 403 species from tropical, subtropical and temperate regions across six continents