The global tree restoration potential

  title={The global tree restoration potential},
  author={Jean‐François Bastin and Yelena Finegold and Claude A. Garcia and Danilo Mollicone and Marcelo Rezende and Devin Routh and Constantin M. Zohner and Thomas. W. Crowther},
  pages={76 - 79}
The potential for global forest cover The restoration of forested land at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change. Bastin et al. used direct measurements of forest cover to generate a model of forest restoration potential across the globe (see the Perspective by Chazdon and Brancalion). Their spatially explicit maps show how much additional tree cover could exist outside of existing forests and agricultural and urban land. Ecosystems could support an… 

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