Updated: Nov 13, 2019
One Minute Read Summary of LA Times article
“….If we planted a whole lot more [trees] in just the right places, … the amount of carbon in the atmosphere would fall to levels not seen since the 1920s.”
"….After examining more than 70,000 high-quality satellite photos of trees from all over the planet, ecologists concluded that the Earth could support 900 million additional hectares of tree cover.
….The result: Trees currently cover 2.8 billion hectares of land — but they have the potential to populate as much as 4.4 billion hectares.
….So where are these 900 million hectares? More than half of them can be found in just six countries: Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and China."
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