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Don't Underestimate the Ability of Trees to Combat the Climate Crisis

While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth

Published 02-28-20

Submitted by Arbor Day Foundation

It's exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique. Some scientists argue that while trees are valuable, focusing in on planting initiatives is a dangerous diversion. But trees are a tool that we must leverage – what's dangerous is dismissing them as a political distraction.

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Jen Hallaman
Arbor Day Foundation
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Arbor Day Foundation

Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. During the last 44 years, more than 250 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world.

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