Study: The leaf canopy of the forests functions like an insulating layer. This protects the organisms living under it from the effects of global warming. On average, the maximum temperatures in the forest are 4°C lower than in the open. This shows how important the buffer effect of forests can be in climate change.
Study: Species-rich subtropical forests can absorb on average twice as much carbon as monocultures. With a mixture of native tree species, it is therefore possible to achieve higher productivity and thus better protect the climate.
Study: Even old trees absorb a lot of carbon and thus remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Old trees thus also make an important contribution to climate protection. This has now been proven for the first time in a study conducted by the University of Hamburg.