History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees

Brett M Bennett, University of Johannesburg The idea that forests increase rainfall is an old idea that has inspired scientists and the public for centuries. Over 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus came to believe that the American tropics had heavy, continuous afternoon rain because of its dense vegetation. In the 1860s to 1890s, the ideaContinue reading “History teaches us that careful thought must go into planting trees”