Saving the world with only trees ? No way ! Mother Nature says: “Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants together”

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Numerous organizations and individuals are recently pledging to plant a remarkable number of trees as a regenerative methodology to improve the people’s land and their livelihoods. Their main goal is to reforest the planet with billions of trees to establish a sustainable change, to revitalize degraded lands and to end hunger and poverty.

I wonder why everybody is only talking about planting trees (to absorb CO2). One should be aware of the fact that Mother Nature has shown us the way by covering the originally barren lands with a mixture of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, all together in one and the same location.

When green plants are invading a barren piece of land, one will never find an area with only trees. In this group of pioneer plants, one will always find trees, shrubs and herbaceous plant species growing together.

If remaining undisturbed, such a…

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