Carbon Benefits of Sphagnum

Is Sphagnum the most important plant in the world?

Sphagnum moss is known to be excellent at sequestering carbon to take CO2 from the atmosphere. Sphagnum has been around for millions of years, forming a key vegetation climate buffer by importantly absorbing carbon and storing as deep layers of peat. 

Damaged peatlands (including agricultural soils) expose this stored carbon, losing it back to the atmosphere. 

A vegetation cover of Sphagnum moss prevents emissions as well as sequestering carbon, as bare peat releases carbon.

Once restored with vegetation including Sphagnum moss, up to 60 t C /ha can be stored within the acrotelm, of depth of about 20cm, as well as saving the carbon greenhouse gas emissions from the damaged site.

Our recent research has shown planting Sphagnum (BeadaHumok™) takes as little as one year to become a net carbon sink, once full coverage established.

A little plant with massive potential!

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