A 20min summary update on WHS and the vision of CLP, followed by a stimulating Q&A session
The Pulitzer Prize winning author's facsinating book on human attempts to 'conqure' Nature mentions the 'aboreal method', i.e., WHS. She vividly describes the vast space needed for wood burial using number of Olympic-size pools. Actually, the land footprint of Wood Vault is quite small relative to the carbon stored, with 1000 times higher density per unit area compared to standing biomass in a forest. After enclosure, the surface of a Wood Vault can be utilized for grazing, agriculture, recreation, even solar farm. A new paper (Zeng and Hausmann, 2022) dives into the practicalities of engineering and the latest science.
Despite of the provactive title, the article gives a pretty balanced view. A key to success is to ensure the sustainability of wood sourcing.