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Wood Management and Carbon Credits

Wood management is crucial in silviculture for the sustainable development of forests. It helps optimise forest growth and productivity by selecting suitable tree species, pruning, and thinning to promote healthy and vigorous trees. By controlling the development and composition of forests, wood management in silviculture can increase the yield of timber, making it a valuable resource for the forest industry. Practices like mixed-age and mixed-species management can promote biodiversity by creating a more complex and resilient ecosystem. A well-managed forest with a diverse age structure and species composition is more resilient to natural disasters like fires, pests, and diseases.

Wood Management 

Trees like Jatobá have anti-fungal characteristics, which prevent it from rotting even after it dies. It can grow up to 15 to 20 meters tall, with a trunk that can be up to one meter in diameter. The fruit of the tree is edible. It has very hard skin that contains 40% water.

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Carbon Credits

The voluntary carbon market for offsets is smaller than the compliance market, but expected to grow much bigger in the coming years. It’s open to individuals, companies, and other organisations that want to reduce or eliminate their carbon footprint, but are not necessarily required to by law.

Consumers can purchase offsets for emissions from a specific high-emission activity, such as a long flight, or buy offsets on a regular basis to eliminate their ongoing carbon footprint.

The harvest of trees years before they decay reduces carbon emissions and turns into profits. A study confirms that the 43,000 hectares alone can capture a minimum of 20 to 30 tons per hectare/year.

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