many trees are being felled, threatening soil preservation
and threatening to affect climate change.
Forest area in britain increased by a half between 1970 and
1995, mainly conifers. But there are still vast tracts of
land that would benefit from planting mixed tree cover.
belts provide better environments for nearby agriculture and
for a wide variety of creatures.
forest cover and forest principles
cover about one third of the world's land surface. They help
regulate the climate, maintain water supplies, and generate
Once the trees go, especially on hillsides, the land can erode
leaving a barren waste, that cannot easily be replanted. The
climate may change too.
The rainforests are often called the "lungs of the world"
because they breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen.
40% of the tropical rainforests have been lost in the last
25 years. Taking forest away also reduces the gene pool and
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