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O.T. carbon nuetral question?

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  • O.T. carbon nuetral question?

    I was curious about the term carbon nuetral, I know whats its refering too and all but my question is this; is there a basic guidline for all plant life as to what they take in CO2 wise and what they give up oxygen , Some plants must be better than others I know but I guess what im saying is if a plant gives up so much oxygen does it equate directly (%) to the amount of co2 it temperarly stores and also --- does this mean that all the co2 storage can be acounted for (in the carbon leaves or trunk diameter increase and such)

    If its a direct exchange then is it governed by photosynthesis?

    Is it possible for there to be an imbalance? say a plant that produces more oxygen than the carbon that it stores in itself, a kind of carbon un-nuetral?

  • #2
    Plants split CO2 in the daytime, and emit it at night. They split more than they emit, and store carbon in the form of plant tissue.

    A carbon un-neutral plant would have to be a parasite, like "owl clover" or mushrooms, etc. A non-photosyntetic plant, or one which depends more on parasitic nutrient intake than on photosynthetic processes.

    Keep eye on ball.
    Hashim Khan


    • #3
      Originally posted by J Tiers
      They split more than they emit, and store carbon in the form of plant tissue.


      If that said plant tissue either rapidly burns or slowly oxydizes does it reclaim ALL/PART/ Or MORE of the oxygen that was previously traded for the making of the carbon plant tissue?