Camping Baia Verde becomes more and more green

territoire / nouveauté
The ownership of the Baia Verde camping has contacted the agronomist Dr. Elisa Carturan to carry out an estimate of the natural capacity of CO2 absorption and fixation of the trees present within the camping area.
The property, long ago, has started a sustainable management of its own green areas taking into consideration not only the aesthetic and service aspects, but also the needs of the different plants in such a particular context.
All shrubs, bushes, creepers, trees, green vegetation ... play a fundamental role in absorbing and reducing the carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere through the photosynthesis process.
We remind that another product of photosynthesis is oxygen, the gas that allows combustion and respiration processes.
Mainly the species, the age, the state of health of the plants and in general the climate and the environment influence the carbon dioxide absorption process.



The estimate of the carbon present in the area of the Camping Baia Verde was carried out through the use of the For-est model (Federici et al., An approach to estimate carbon stocks under the UNFCCC ) with reference to each specimen surveyed within the campsite, through an ad-hoc calculation.
From the estimate of the volume of each individual, carried out through the "volume tables" published by the Council for Research and Experimentation in Agriculture in 2011, it was possible to evaluate the amount of epigeal and hypogean woody biomass within the campsite.
In this work, the size of the plants, for each individual of each species registered in the campsite, was considered at maturity (maximum achievable size).
It has been noticed that the amount of CO2 absorbed is directly proportional to the biomass and, therefore, to the volume of the plant; the more a plant is large, the more it absorbs carbon dioxide. The species that mostly contribute are maples, ash trees, hackberry trees, plane trees and oaks.
The CO2 fixed, estimated for all the plants of the campsite (684) at maturity and for their entire life cycle, is equal to approximately 641.020 Kg (641 tons). Consequently, the volume of O2 released is substantially the same (641,000 kg), not considering the one used by the plants for their own breathing.
The data are to be considered overestimated compared to the age of the camping plants.