Industry News: Forests

Survival and restoration of China's native forests imperiled by proliferating tree plantations

Tuesday, May 8, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares

China's reforestation efforts have led to an increase in tree cover by 32 percent but the increase mostly comes from people turning former croplands into tree plantations with only one type of tree, which is of little value to wildlife. Likewise, native forests actually decreased by 6 percent because people continued to clear native forests to make way for tree plantations

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