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Politics, power and planting trees

Tree planting is often proposed as part of the solution to climate change. A new study demonstrates why it is critical to see this as a social science issue, not just an ecological one.

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Pritchard, R. Politics, power and planting trees. Nat Sustain (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00769-5

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