How neem trees help fight global warming with carbon sequestration

by Christina Molcillo June 28, 2019

How neem trees help fight global warming with carbon sequestration

In its native India, the neem tree is for its detoxification properties, which is why it is commonly planted around schools and religious landmarks. It is also the preferred choice of shade tree, in part due to its multitude of broad-spreading leaves. 

Neem tree

Besides helping to shade people on a hot day, this thick foliage also helps the neem tree work as an excellent carbon sequestration source. Carbon sequestration can be described as the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and putting it into long-term storage in a “reservoir”. By utilizing CO2 during the process of photosynthesis, neem trees provide an excellent “reservoir” for carbon with their biomass. Carbon sequestration is encouraged as it mitigates or at the very least defers global warming and avoids dangerous climate change conditions. Over the last 250 years, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 40% due to the amount of coal, oil and gas burned since the Industrial Revolution.

Neem seeds on a tree

Neem trees are an excellent tree for aiding in the carbon sequestration efforts because they are fast-growing and thick in foliage. Due to this, neem trees sequester more CO2 from the atmosphere than most other trees. Neem trees have a sequestration capacity of 12.27 tons of CO2 per tree per year. Combine this with the fact that the neem tree is known for its ability to survive in extremely arid conditions with very little water and has a lifespan of up to 200 years, and it becomes an obvious choice for carbon sequestration efforts.

EcoStadt Technologies neem-based products, such as EcoWorks EC and EcoMax Fertillizer -  not only helps with growing needs, but they also have a much larger mission fighting climate change, global warming, and ensuring a cleaner future for future generations.

The Neem tree is truly a gift that keeps on giving to the people and environment around it.

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