Bunny Guinness shared that Peter Sänger & Zhengliang Wu, the “founders of German-based company […] which has pioneered these ‘trees’, point out that in addition to binding CO2, moss filters numerous other gases and substances that harm the climate”. One of “these is soot”, also called black carbon, “which has an effect on global warming that is up to 1,500 times greater than that of CO2”. Mosses are able to “filter such soot particles, which are present in the air as fine dust”.
The author calls to rethink the typical UK lawns and to “also start to encompass a new appreciation of moss, as we realise what a fabulous resource it is to encourage.”
King Charles III uses the term “mown green spaces” for his lawns:
“He relishes the fact that they are teeming with carpeting thymes, selfheal, many other broadleaves and moss, and so they rarely go brown in the summer as a result”. “At Highgrove
, the King has developed a small moss lawn”.
So, we all love moss!