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Right Tree, Right Place - 10 Golden Rules for Reforestation

Dr Paul Smith, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

15-Mar-21 15:00

Right Tree, Right Place - 10 Golden Rules for Reforestation

It's been said that tree planting ‘has mind-blowing potential’ to tackle the climate crisis. Billions more trees, scientists claimed, could remove two-thirds of all the carbon dioxide created by human activity. But does it matter which trees are being planted? In a report released at the end of January, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) have said that planting the wrong tree in the wrong place can do more harm than good, and have devised ten golden rules for reforestation around ‘right tree, right place’ principles, to maximise benefits for people and the planet. Joining us to share more about that is Dr. Paul Smith, the Secretary General of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

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Produced by: Juliet Jacobs, Teo Xing Yu

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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