Environment: ‘Green Deserts’ in China

Gaoming Jiang of China Dialogue writes of ‘green deserts’ characterized by poplar trees and nothing else.
“The Chinese government should consider the needs of local species and biodiversity. We need to consider planting slow-growth but high-quality wood alongside faster-growing species. We must reduce the dominance of the poplar, allowing natural forest ecosystems to play the role they should.”

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