The Trouble with Trees: Afforestation Plans for Africa.

@article{Bond2019TheTW,
  title={The Trouble with Trees: Afforestation Plans for Africa.},
  author={William J. Bond and Nicola Stevens and Guy F. Midgley and Caroline E. R. Lehmann},
  journal={Trends in ecology \& evolution},
  year={2019}
}

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