“In the never-ending quest to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, experts are turning to a solution that’s as old as the trees: actual trees.
The idea of using mighty maples, ponderous pines, majestic evergreens and other arboreal wonders to absorb greenhouse gases is hardly new. For years, everyone from school-age kids to corporate executives has embraced the idea, a concept that’s easily understood and in which nearly everyone can participate.
More recently, tree planting has been at the center of a larger set of so-called “nature-based solutions” that harness the power of ecosystem services to mitigate effects of the climate crisis. A global effort is shaping up to bring awareness — not to mention funding — to nature-based solutions that increase resilience and carbon sequestration while addressing a wide range of social and environmental challenges…”