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There is a lot of attention on the topic of restoration now, from the new UN Decade on Restoration(officially starting in 2021) to the Bonn Challenge to the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests, the“Trillion” & “Billion” tree-planting initiatives, AFR100 in Africa, 20X20 in Central/South America and more. On the positive side, these are commitments to restoring millions of acres or hectares2 of forests and natural ecosystems around the globe, from the Atlantic forest of Brazil, mangroves in Indonesia, Madagascar, and the Philippines to the long leaf pine forest ecosystem in the southern USA. Millions and millions of trees are to be (or are being) planted and forests or ecosystems being restored. It is laudable that governments, non-profits, and companies want to do this.

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