Planting New Forests 'Can Do More Harm Than Good'

Planting New Forests 'Can Do More Harm Than Good'
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Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found.

One paper says that financial incentives to plant trees can backfire and reduce biodiversity with little impact on carbon emissions.

A separate project found that the amount of carbon that new forests can absorb may be overestimated.

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