Plantations are not forests
July, 2010. Friends of the Earth International. The Netherlands. Position paper. 2 pages
Tree plantations are not forests. They are a monoculture which causes huge impacts throughout the world. Plantations are a huge number of very rapidly growing single species of trees of the same age that are sawn to occupy considerable land areas, with very high consumption of soil nutrients and water. When they reach their reproductive cycle, they are all cut down to the ground.
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Keywords: o. Environmental Aspects, Other Publications, Forest, monoculture, nutrient, plantation, soil