As part of their Climate Action Ripple Effect Wonderful Wetlands project, three students from W.L. Seaton Secondary School in Vernon made field trips to Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park to study carbon sequestration in the more than 600 trees, shrubs and plants. They logged the age and species of each tree from observation and from information provided by BC Small Wetlands Association staff. The data was recorded on a spreadsheet containing formulae that calculated carbon sequestration by species and age.
A single tree produces 260 lbs. of oxygen per year; absorbs 48 lbs. of carbon dioxide per year
October 2021 will be Adopt-A-Tree month at Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park and we will be giving away over 200 trees. Details of this program and how you can Adopt-a-Tree will be announced on the website soon.