Should Tree Plantations Count Toward Reforestation? It’s Complicated

"Globally, tree-planting projects are becoming all the rage, but many are counting on old habits of planting monoculture plantations and calling them forests.

Still, some researchers say there are ways to make plantation trees aid in actual restoration projects, including innovative projects in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Reforestation and restoration projects will require monitoring and scrutiny to make sure they are living up to their commitments in regard to both climate and biodiversity."

Gianluca Cerullo reports for Mongabay September 10, 2021.

Source: Mongabay, 09/15/2021