US to reforest the country with 1 billion trees

By Jeremy Roth
CNN in NBC29
October 25, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

As a deforestation crisis reaches its breaking point in America, officials roll out a massive and ambitious plan to replant more than a billion new trees across the nation. The plan to tackle this monumental environmental task involves you. Wildfires are responsible for the destruction of millions of acres of forested land in the U.S. David Lytle of the U.S. Forest Service said. “We are facing a wildlife crisis in the U.S., size and intensity, more difficult to fight,” he said. “And as a result of our limited resources … backlog of 5 million acres in need of reforestation.” Seeds of hope in the form of federal legislation called the REPLANT act couldn’t have come at a more pivotal time. The bipartisan act delivers a much-needed infusion of funds and resources. 

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