Introduction to Forest Biomass

Forests can act as carbon sinks by capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it as biomass. Forest biomass refers to plant-based materials—such as tree trunks, bark, branches, needles, and leaves. Because of the cyclic nature of the carbon cycle, energy contained in forest biomass can be captured to generate power and heat with lower emissions compared to fossil fuels.

California’s Forest Health: The Case for Biomass–

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Forestland Stewards: Forest Biomass Use —

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USDA & USFS’s Introduction to Woody Biomass Utilization

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