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Fall has finally arrived in Northern California. Leaves from the trees are everywhere. As I was going about my weekly chore of mowing the lawn and raking up the leaves, I started to wonder how much carbon dioxide is absorbed by the lawn and trees? Turns out that the lawn and the six trees around the Red Dog Estate absorbs all of the carbon dioxide that we, that is two people and two dogs, produce on a daily basis through breathing. The various plants also absorb carbon dioxide adding to our carbon dioxide neutrality. Many in California see a green lawn as a waste of water but they forget how a green lawn is truly green.