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Why City Trees Are Needed More Than Ever

Why City Trees Are Needed More Than Ever

By Charli Shield Not too long ago, many people weren’t sure if trees had a place in cities. People, cars, houses and buildings made up urban areas — there wasn’t much room for nature. Trees now have a fundamental place in many big cities around the world, says Sonja Dümpelmann, landscape historian at the University […]

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    The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming

    The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming

    It seems like such a simple, straightforward, empowering idea: plant trees — a lot of trees — all over the world, and watch the planet’s temperature fall. Who doesn’t love a tree or two, even far more — the right tree in the right place? Along with the refreshing shade they provide on hot days, […]

    Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President

    Madacascar Is Planting 60 Million Trees in Ambitious Drive Inspired by Its President

    By Malavika Vyawahare, Valisoa Rasolofomboahangy Madagascar has embarked on its most ambitious tree-planting drive yet, aiming to plant 60 million trees in the coming months. The island nation celebrates 60 years of independence this year, and the start of the planting campaign on Jan. 19 marked one year since the inauguration of President Andry Rajoelina, […]

    Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees in 20 Years to Fight Climate Change

    Ireland to Plant 440 Million Trees in 20 Years to Fight Climate Change

    Ireland will plant 440 million trees by 2040 as part of its efforts to combat the climate crisis, The Irish Times reported Saturday. The government had already promised to plant more trees as part of a climate action plan released in June, which aims to make Ireland carbon neutral by 2050 by investing in renewable […]

    Ethiopia Plants Record-Breaking 350 Million Trees

    Ethiopia Plants Record-Breaking 350 Million Trees

    About 353 million trees were planted in a single day in Ethiopia on Monday, setting a new world record for seedling plantings, as CNN reported. The record-setting day is part of a wider “green legacy” initiative started by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office. The campaign wants every Ethiopian to plant 40 seedlings during the rainy […]

    England to Plant 130,000+ Trees to Fight Climate Change

    England to Plant 130,000+ Trees to Fight Climate Change

    The UK government will fund the planting of more than 130,000 trees in English towns and cities in the next two years as part of its efforts to fight climate change, The Guardian reported Sunday. The plan, announced Sunday, will allow individuals, local governments, non-governmental organizations and charities to apply for grants from the Urban […]

    Plant More Trees—Young Forests Use Carbon Most Effectively

    Plant More Trees—Young Forests Use Carbon Most Effectively

    By Tim Radford For forests, it really does help to be young. British scientists who have identified the vital factor that shows what makes a forest a good carbon sink say young forests use carbon best and absorb it most efficiently. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems on […]