I think you'd do better to look at the substrate. Replacing highly reflective white sand with trees even in the tropics wouldn't be a great idea for albedo, but if you have darker sand or dirt then trees can be a benefit even in temperate zones provided there's not a lot of winter reflection due to snow. And if there is, the type of tree matters too: deciduous trees that drop leaf will have very little effect on a snowy albedo during winter. Evergreens could be an issue.Jamie in Chile wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:53 pmPlanting trees in the tropics, and avoiding cutting them down, is a genuinely good global warming reduction tactic. But planting trees in the temperate zones makes little difference because the albedo effect counteracts the carbon effect. This is the scientific consensus.
However, if you're engaging in forestry and pulling carbon from the forest as wood then there can be more long term carbon capture that overcomes the albedo change. This is common for evergreen forestry. Albedo is a one time change, if you can capture more carbon than the tree biomass over time you will inevitably surpass albedo. Of course we are most concerned with short term effects, but even there there's a lot of potential in soil biomass for deciduous trees (of course limited, but it brings up important questions of soil quality too).
Anyway, complications like that are at least why I wouldn't recommend putting energy into tree planting unless the trees will be productive.
You can repost it here, I'd suggest a new thread. I'd love to read it.Jamie in Chile wrote: ↑Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:53 pmI did a thorough analysis on the effect of tree planting on global warming and posted my findings on another forum. If you are interested ask me to copy and paste it here (it will be a large amount of text including many links) or you can PM me for the link. (I am not going to post links to a competing forum here unless I get told it's OK.)
What's the forum called? If it's a good one maybe we can do a link trade (helps both forums on search ranking).