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Planting trees may create deserts

Planting trees can create deserts, lower water tables and drain rivers, rather than filling them, claims a new report supported by the UK government. The findings – which may come as heresy to tree-lovers and most environmentalists – is an emerging new consensus among forest and water professionals.

“Common but misguided views about water management,”? says the report, are resulting in the waste of tens of millions of pounds every year across the world. Forests planted with the intention of trapping moisture are instead depleting reservoirs and drying out soils. The report summarises studies commissioned over the past four years by the Forestry Research Programme, funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development.

Read the original article at: New Scientist

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