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Why Tree-Planting Schemes Aren’t a Silver Bullet

Tara Lohan:  There are a lot of ways that tree planting can go awry — especially as people aim to hit arbitrary metrics. This includes planting trees in the wrong places, like in native grasslands or wetlands. Or planting nonnative trees that take up too much water or create other dangerous conditions. … Getting trees in the soil is only part of forest restoration. Caring for those trees is also crucial. … The proximity of newly planted trees to those already growing can be beneficial. … Read here