Friday, February 20, 2009

Forests are growing back :)

''Deforestation is generally considered to be bad news, especially in the tropics. But there may be some hope: In many places, trees are growing back, according to new research, and some of the new forests are nearly as diverse as the old ones were.
In temperate regions such as New England, studies show that mature forests have successfully reclaimed many abandoned fields over the last 100 years. But much less is known about re-growth in tropical places, partly because hundreds of tree species can live in one small area of the tropics (compared to a dozen or so in New England), making research challenging.
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