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Tracking millions of farmland trees in India reveals a considerable decline of large trees

Using PlanetScope and RapidEye nanosatellite imagery, we tracked 0.6 billion farmland trees across India over the past decade. We find that approximately 10% of the large farmland trees have disappeared over this period, primarily owing to changing cultivation practices.

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Fig. 1: Tracking individual farmland trees in India.


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This is a summary of: Brandt, M. et al. Severe decline in large farmland trees in India over the past decade. Nat. Sustain. (2024).

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