3.9 Tons of CO2 in the Lamborghini Park’s Oaks
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The amount of CO2 removed from the atmosphere as it is absorbed by the Lamborghini Park’s oaks totals 3.9 tons. “Oak Forest” is the research project that the House of the Raging Bull carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Bologna and Bolzano with the supervision of the University of Munich. Its goal was to increase biodiversity at the local level with the help of over 10,000 oak trees planted in an area of about 7 hectares (70,000 square meters). As stated in the Environmental Statement just published by Automobili Lamborghini, “with the monitoring of this plantation, it will be possible to better understand the relationship between forest productivity, density, and the capacity to absorb carbon and maintain biodiversity based on climate.
Like all green plants, trees absorb CO2 through photosynthesis, transforming it into a large number of molecules essential for their growth. A significant part of the absorbed carbon remains fixed in the wood, however. On average, around 40-50% of wood weight is composed of carbon atoms. A significant part of this trapped carbon also reaches the ground through falling leaves and root turnover. This carbon is very important as, thanks mostly to soil bacteria and fungi, it is partly transformed into humus, a very stable form of carbon provided the forest is not damaged. A young wood initially fixes a relatively small quantity of carbon in its young trunks, branches, roots and soil, but as the plants grow and the soil evolves, the amount of accumulated carbon becomes significant.”