We hypothesize that rewetting of the most fertile drained organic forest soils, can reduce GHG emission significantly. A relative small land area of 400 kha (less than 2% of all Swedish productive forests), have the potential to mitigate in total around 5 Mtonnes CO2eqv, which equals 7% of the total reported Swedish emissions. These emissions can be mitigated at a comparable low cost, but needs economic incentives promoting rewetting of the soils. The afforested drained site at SCR has previously been used for agriculture (see Skogaryd history), a common fate of abandoned cropland and a target needing GHG mitigation.
Since the soil is a hotspot for GHG emissions earlier aims of sub-site E has been to determine GHG emissions and controlling factors – now one of the most studied sites on afforested drained organic soil. The site has two cabins, electric power and fiber optic internet connection.