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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?


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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

Postby Gannet » Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:56 pm

I have an Acuba (Aucuba japonica Thunb.) bush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aucub ... ica_01.jpg and last year I trimmed it and put the cuttings in my compose pile.
The cuttings from the Acuba still look the same as the day I cut them, which got me wondering that maybe evergreens, because of their slow decay have a smaller carbon footprint then deciduous plants.
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Postby JackBean » Tue May 13, 2014 5:10 pm

It seems to be covered with wax or something alike, which will slow the decay, but I don't see really a reason, why should that be an advantage in reducing carbon footprint.

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