Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them

WASHINGTON — For 149 years, Americans have marked Arbor Day¬†on the last Friday in April by planting trees. Now¬†business leaders,¬†politicians,¬†YouTubers¬†and¬†celebrities¬†are calling for the planting of millions, billions or even¬†trillions of trees¬†to slow climate change. As ecologists who study¬†forest¬†restoration, we know that trees store carbon, provide habitat for animals and plants, prevent erosion and create shade … Continue reading Arbor Day should be about growing trees, not just planting them