A proposal to make better use of fallen leaves and dead trees in urban areas in the US could cut carbon emissions, though it may not be practical


9 August 2022

Waste trees could be a valuable resourceThamKC/Shutterstock
Using fallen leaves, branches and dead trees in US cities to produce commercial building and gardening products could theoretically play an important role in cutting emissions and nitrogen-related water pollution – though some researchers have questioned whether this is possible in practice.
Wood and plant debris removed from urban areas in the US often goes to landfill sites, is burned or is left to rot. But if all that tree waste were converted into useful resources, there would be significant local and national benefits, according …

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