There is a vast body of literature on trees’ role in tackling the greenhouse effect, especially by reducing CO2 emissions. As is known, during the Northern winter, as our green friends hibernate, the CO2 levels skyrocket globally. When summer finally arrives in the North, forests get back to work and absorb a huge cloud of CO2, bringing the levels down. Trees, in other words, have always been one of our main allies in battling the greenhouse effect.
Trees Shaping the Global Greenhouse Gas Dynamics