Climate Change & Carbon

Carbon in Forest Products

The forests that supply the industry’s raw material remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon – not only in trees, but also below ground in soils and root systems, and ultimately in forest products. In performing life cycle assessment (LCA) or carbon footprint studies of forest products, and in complying with carbon footprint standards and protocols, there is often a need to characterize the fate of biogenic carbon as products travel through the value chain, and the carbon in forest products themselves. NCASI’s research program includes elements that address all of these aspects, including the development of tools that our Member Companies can use estimating forest carbon stored in products.