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Plant a tree, but tend it well

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Forests recovering from human disturbance act as a substantial sink that helps to absorb anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Simulations suggest that nutrient limitation reduces that effect.

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Figure 1: Land-use emissions and nutrient limitation.

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Pongratz, J. Plant a tree, but tend it well. Nature 498, 47–48 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/498047a

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