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by tonyjeffs
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What part of a dead tree doesn't biodegrade
Replies: 9
Views: 8359

Limestone

I think the answer is to do do with acidity in the soil/earth which occurs sometimes. e.g. peat, or humus contain chemicals that stop the action of insects and bacteria, so in those circumstances the tree doesn't biodegrade. Mith Limestone CaCO3. Does contain carbon; but your right inasmuch as it pr...
by tonyjeffs
Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: What part of a dead tree doesn't biodegrade
Replies: 9
Views: 8359

What part of a dead tree doesn't biodegrade

With so much in he news about climate change, I was wondering whether a tree, having removed CO2 from the atmosphere during its lifetime, sends all of it back into the atmosphere when it dies. A dead tree will be broken down by bacteria+c and the carbon it's molecules contain converted to CO2 throug...