Canopy Scientific Carbon Offset

Okay, this is way cool. North Carolina landowners may soon have access to carbon markets. This means that private landowners would be able to conserve forest lands by allowing their trees to do what they do so well — absorb and sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Canopy Scientific, a student-led group from Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, won $25K as the first Runner-up in the 2015 SECU Emerging Issues Prizes for Innovation competition. Their intention is to implement reliable and cost effective measurement of forest carbon, allowing landowners to participate in lucrative carbon projects that pay them not to cut or develop their forestland.

Learn more in this video created by Aaron Berdanier, a Ph.D. student in Forest Ecology at Duke University. We will certainly be contacting Canopy Scientific to see what they can offer our forestry and land management clients.

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Grateful Trees & Bees is a family-owned and operated company based in Durham, NC. For the love of trees, we provide North Carolina landowners with forestry consulting services and professional arborist services, including tree removal, tree establishment and tree care. For the love of bees we also offer urban beekeeping services and kitchen garden installations. Contact us at 919-889-3242 or for a free custom quote.