Living Carbon Is Growing Trees Capable Of Absorbing More Carbon Dioxide

Matty-Sways

Living Carbon is growing genetically modified trees that absorb much more CO2 from the atmosphere than a regular one.

Living Carbon is growing genetically modified poplars and pines that not only absorb more carbon Dioxide, but grow faster and produce more durable wood than their natural counterparts.

Founder Maddie Hall says,

"My grandmother was a botanist.......My mother did flowers and my uncle was a lumberjack."

This combination of scientists and entrepreneurs lead Hall to help fight climate change through her work on trees and her company, San Francisco-based Living Carbon.

She sees Living Carbon as a Tesla for trees.

"Cars geared toward environmentalists were ugly and didn't survive," she says. "But Tesla was cool--and people bought it because of that."

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