First, the facts are clear. Forests that are actively managed to produce a variety of goods and services provide significant carbon benefits. Data show that nationwide these forests are growing 40% more wood than is removed annually. That is 40% more wood in net growth after taking into account all removals for lumber, paper and packaging, and energy, and from natural events like fire, insects and disease. In other words, the rate of carbon replenishment in privately managed forests far exceeds in real time the rate of carbon released for biomass energy or any other use.
National Alliance of Forest Owners (7/21/16)