# Calculate the Carbon Credit

***Determine the weight of carbon in the tree*

*The average carbon content (carbon fraction) is generally 50% of the tree’s total dry weight.*

Therefore, to determine the weight of carbon in the tree, multiply the dry weight of the tree by 50%.

***Determine the weight of carbon dioxide sequestered in the tree*

CO2 is composed of one molecule of Carbon and 2 molecules of Oxygen.

§ *The atomic weight of Carbon is 12.001115.*

§ *The atomic weight of Oxygen is 15.9994.*

§ *The weight of CO2 is C+2*O=43.999915.*

§ *The ratio of CO2 to C is 43.999915/12.001115=3.6663.*

Therefore, to determine the weight of carbon dioxide sequestered in the tree, multiply the weight of carbon in the tree by 3.6663.6

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