Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 19, 2121–2143, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2121-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2121–2143, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2121-2022
Research article
22 Apr 2022
Research article | 22 Apr 2022

Carbon sequestration potential of street tree plantings in Helsinki

Minttu Havu et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-242', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Minttu Havu, 15 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-242', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Minttu Havu, 15 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Dec 2021) by Sebastiaan Luyssaert
AR by Minttu Havu on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Jan 2022) by Sebastiaan Luyssaert
AR by Minttu Havu on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2022) by Sebastiaan Luyssaert
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Short summary
The carbon sequestration potential of two street tree species and the soil beneath them was quantified with the urban land surface model SUEWS and the soil carbon model Yasso. The street tree plantings turned into a modest sink of carbon from the atmosphere after 14 years. Overall, the results indicate the importance of soil in urban carbon sequestration estimations, as soil respiration exceeded the carbon uptake in the early phase, due to the high initial carbon loss from the soil.
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