Why natural regeneration should be our default approach to woodland expansion

Monday, January 4, 2021

There’s universal acknowledgement that we need more trees to help prevent species extinction and to tackle climate change. But how should we achieve this expansion of tree cover? Tree planting has become a go-to option but natural regeneration has a key role to play. 

Our latest report pulls together evidence that shows:

  • Natural regeneration will happen on a large scale if we allow it
  • The pace and process of natural regeneration are complex and unpredictable
  • Natural regeneration brings additional biodiversity and climate benefits

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