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Urgent tree planting needed in underprivileged urban areas

A new initiative aims to improve air quality and reduce heat in urban communities of color by increasing tree canopy coverage.

Erin Vivid Riley reports for the BBC.

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Alana Friend Lettner: Don't thank me for being a tree planter

I wonder if this generalized support for silviculture that I have personally encountered so often since becoming a tree planter is partly enabling the industry to remain as it is, without significant reforms.

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Planting trees as carbon offsets is trickier than it seems

A planted tree will suck up carbon regardless of species or its planters’ motivation. But it’s difficult to make blanket statements about the efficacy of carbon capture forestry.

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Tree-planting schemes threaten tropical biodiversity, say ecologists

Monoculture tree-planting schemes are threatening tropical biodiversity while only offering modest climate benefit, ecologists have said, warning that ecosystems like the Amazon and Congo basin are being reduced to their carbon value.

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New Orleans tree survey shows ongoing effects of Hurricane Katrina

The Louisiana city has struggled to rebuild its tree canopy, devastated by storms and neglect. But an influx of federal aid and a new reforestation plan could offer hope. 
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Climate change is shifting when it's best to plant in Columbus, Ohio

It's the start of the spring planting season. But what we plant in Ohio — and when — could look different in the coming decades due to climate change.

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From Japan to Brazil: Reforesting the Amazon with the Miyawaki method

Reforestation using the Miyawaki method seeks to restore nature to its original state with results that can be seen in around six years.

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