Forest carbon stocks have been overestimated for 50 years

Source: Science Daily

A formula used to calculate basic wood density has recently been corrected. Basic density is widely used to compute carbon storage by trees. Researchers estimate that the error in the initial formula resulted in an overestimation of forest carbon stocks, to the tune of almost 5 percent.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181016110100.htm