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Trump says he wants to plant a trillion trees, but mostly is focused on cutting them down

14 Oct 2020

The administration’s new executive order on tree planting seems toothless. Its logging expansions are very real.

In late September, the Trump administration finalized a plan to allow logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest—the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest. A little more than two weeks later, on October 13, he issued an executive order calling for a new council to “implement a strategy” for the Trillion Trees Initiative, a global effort to grow and conserve a trillion trees within the next decade.


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