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All the mass of all the trees that you’re seeing around is mostly coming from atmospheric CO2. So when we cut down forests and burn forests, then we are releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.

Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Scrub fire footage, courtesy Scion