We counted the number of standard trees in Australia. It turns out that since 1990, we've actually been gaining trees faster than losing them.
Plants live off carbon dioxide, but a higher level of the greenhouse gas in the air doesn't necessarily lead to more biomass production.
Victoria has some of the most carbon rich native forests in the world. And we're cutting them down for short-lived wood products.
Planting more native forests could help mitigate the causes of climate change, but unless funding is closely tied to successful outcomes, such projects face the risk of failure.