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The Science of Trees

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Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees
by Seth Borenstein; July 4, 2019
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The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

And there's enough room, Swiss scientists say. Even with existing cities and farmland, there's enough space for new trees to cover 3.5 million square miles (9 million square kilometers), they reported in Thursday's journal Science . That area is roughly the size of the United States. Read more.

The global tree restoration potential 
By Jean-Francois Bastin, Yelena Finegold, Claude Garcia, Danilo Mollicone, Marcelo Rezende, Devin Routh, Constantin M. Zohner, Thomas W. Crowther
Science 05 Jul 2019 : 76-79, Vol 365, Issue 6448

There is room on the planet for an extra 0.9 billion hectares of tree cover, supporting 517 billion trees and storing 205 Gt of carbon. Read more.

Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds
By Dan Charles 
February 6, 20203:40 PM ET
Heard on NPR's All Things Considered

One tree grew. They named it MethuselahRead more.



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