Awesome and important article. Highlight below, though there’s so many more paragraphs worth highlighting. The findings are an underestimation of the potential benefit of trees, as this study didn’t include tree canopy increases in croplands. There is immense benefit and need to integrate trees into the life of animals and plants in farms and gardens.
From the article:
Tree planting is “a climate change solution that doesn’t require President Trump to immediately start believing in climate change, or scientists to come up with technological solutions to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere”, Crowther said. “It is available now, it is the cheapest one possible and every one of us can get involved.” Individuals could make a tangible impact by growing trees themselves, donating to forest restoration organisations and avoiding irresponsible companies, he added.