Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 22, 2015

Can Tree Planting Harm Ecosystems?

ScienceDaily reports that

Badly targeted forestation may degrade ancient grasslands

Although trees are widely promoted to sequester carbon and to meet forest restoration goals, misplaced tree planting and forest expansion in ancient savannas and grasslands threaten biodiversity and ecosystem services, research shows.

Read story at Tree planting can harm ecosystems: Badly targeted forestation may degrade ancient grasslands — ScienceDaily


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  1. Reblogged this on Art, animals, and the earth.

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  2. Great info! Its a reminder that effective conservation requires serious planning, not just throwing seeds around.

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