These countries’ forestry sectors have traditionally focused on developing seed systems for few commercially viable and often exotic species like Acacia or Eucalyptus.
Forests around the world will need to shift their ranges to adapt to climate change. But many trees and plants rely on animals to spread their seeds widely, and those partners are declining.
David Attenborough’s new BBC documentary The Green Planet shows plants are stranger than they first appear.
Climate change threatens the crucial storage of carbon in Aussie forests. Victoria’s national parks alone store almost 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.
These 47,000 aspen trees are genetically identical clones with shared roots.
Efforts to preserve biodiversity and slow climate change make natural bedfellows.
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
Has the summit delivered on its goals?
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Saving African forests is a global concern and needs prioritisation.
Charles Darwin’s ideas about diversity of plants growing together is now inspiring researchers create healthier forests.
Deforestation in Brazil was falling before 2014. Under Bolsonaro, it’s back to record highs.
What really matters is domestic policy; if countries don’t change what they’re doing at home to bring fossil fuels emissions to zero and restore degraded lands, such declarations are meaningless.
Halting forest loss is a crucial milestone on the road to net zero.
Europe’s forests are growing, but tropical areas are losing tree cover at a massive scale due to EU demand for imported products. Here’s how to redress the imbalance.
Warm autumn weather has produced dull leaf colors across the eastern US this year, but climate change isn’t the only way that humans have altered trees’ fall displays.
Two forest researchers whose own communities were threatened by fires in 2021 explain how historic policies left forests at high risk of megafires.
Hooking trees up to internet-connected sensors provides a new way to study how they interact with the environment - and how the public interacts with their tweets.
A growing number of countries and companies have pledged to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. But there’s a catch – they still plan to keep emitting greenhouse gases.
A staggering 17,500 tree species are at risk of dying out.