Researchers in Switzerland, France and Italy say that Earth could support enough additional trees to cut carbon levels in the atmosphere by nearly 25% – levels not seen for nearly a century. Forest restoration could be the best climate change solution available today according to the new work, which is the first to quantify how many trees the Earth can support, where and how much carbon they could store.
The French members of the team are from CIRAD.
Read the research paper: The global tree restoration potential. J.-F. Bastin; C. Garcia; D. Routh; C.M. Zohner; T.W. Crowther. Science10.1126/science.aax0848