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Tree sample

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Tree Sample AMNH/R.Mickens

Exhibition Text

Living organisms, including trees, tie up only a small fraction of the Earth’s carbon, but that carbon moves rapidly between soils (the largest reservoir for carbon on land) and the atmosphere.

Donated by Suffern Tree Service, New York

For Educators

Topic: Earth Science

Subtopic: Minerals and Resources

Keywords: Trees, Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry), Soils

Audience: General