The city of LA just completed a 40 million tree planting campaign.
Of course, they cannot account for where the trees are or who got them.
Excellent point. The hype is appalling and comes from not knowing basic facts and failing to do some simple arithmetic.
Question: What area of forest are we talking about with 300 million trees?
Question: What % of the total forest area of the US is that?
Question: What is the annual net growth of forests in terms of carbon sequestering?
Question: What is the annual rate of actual carbon release of these impacted trees?
Given reasonable estimates of the above I believe the hype in the article is grossly exaggerated. I will wait for the article before revealing my calculation.