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Can Minnesota trees help control climate change?

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Kent Scheer got his first check last summer for the red and white pines he planted on his land.

The Wadena landowner didn't cut them. He didn't even sell the trees. Scheer simply agreed to leave them standing so they can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Scheer became one of Minnesota's first forest landowners to cash in on photosynthesis, the process by which plants take in carbon dioxide from the air, store it and give off oxygen.

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