Technical Comments

Comment on “The global tree restoration potential”

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Science  18 Oct 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6463, eaay8334
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay8334


Bastin et al. (Reports, 5 July 2019, p. 76) neglect considerable research into forest-based climate change mitigation during the 1980s and 1990s. This research supports some of their findings on the area of land technically suitable for expanding tree cover, and can be used to extend their analysis to include the area of actually available land and operational feasibility.

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