Worms? Worms? Soils enriches. Excellent chicken critter food. Good for fishing. Good needs-must eat-direct survival food.
MikeR human activity atmospheric CO2 capturing for any reason is really about the needed overall energy inputs versus the benefits the CO2 “concentrates” are put to. Make dry ice from atmospheric CO2?. Aint’ta 'gonna happen. No one could afford it.
This is the same for virtually everything.
Proven we could ocean water “mine” for many of the minerals like gold, copper and such. But at the very high energy inputs and system complexities costs ANY grade of land based ores is much more affordable doable.
Just reading and article that the original iron ore finds were only human/animal/wood charcoal doable if 15%+ grade ores. Add in fossil coal for the process energy input allowed going down to lower 7-12% iron ore recovery. ONLY now with lots and lots of liquid Dino, and lots and lots of complex high energy processing steps do we now use very, very low grade taconite ores.
Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, petroleum and now uranium “mining” takes huge amounts of Big-Grid power (coal/nuke). And/or a huge input of the very same Dino recovered. Diminishing Returns is biting down hard, hard.
Now put all for those millions/billions/trillions of wanna’grow tree’s and bushes cells to work. They will happily live-work recovering, concentrating and storing the atmosphere CO2 in these very low few hundreds of PPM concentrations levels. Give oxygen release, habitat/foods, soil stabilization and more just a matter of course living, and being themselves.
Take your 33% trunk/stem-large limbs harvest. Use that to heat and CO2 enrich in the foods growing greenhouse. That burning quick released carbons then recycled back directly into some greens-growing; and some back into the atmosphere. For tree/bush re-growth. Grow, sustainability harvest, and repeat.
The other 66% of tree/bush growth properly left to 'MaNature in the leaf/needles, small limbs/twigs and tops ends; and in-the ground trunk and roots system works over decades soil-foods enhancing and s-l-o-w-l-y decay carbons released.
The difference is man arrogantly trying to force things. Make things happen at the pace of HIS demanded cultures.
Versus man accepting him/herself as a part of nature, and using nature, and natural forces. And this is the direction human generational living/thinking should turn back to.
TREE-FARMER Steve Unruh