Hedgerows can help to mitigate climate change

A 720-meter hedgerow newly planted on cropland can offset the entire greenhouse gases emitted by an average German that are emitted in 10 years. This is shown by a new meta-study, carried out by the German Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture in Braunschweig. By storing carbon in the biomass of the hedgerows and as organic matter in the soil, new hedgerows can absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and make it climate neutral.

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