This ‘healing forest’ helps inmates prepare for life after prison

Native forests are “30 times denser, capture 16 times more carbon and are 100 times more biodiverse than conventional tree plantations. Image: Unsplash/Andrey Kigay

Douglas Broom

Senior Writer, Formative Content


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Forests is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:


Inmates preparing the ground for planting at the Yakama Nation Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility in Washington State. Image: SUGI
In total, 36 species will be planted in the healing forest, including medicinal plants. Image: SUGI
Russia saw the highest tree cover loss in 2018. Image: Statista

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

UpLinkForestsFuture of the EnvironmentBiodiversitySDG 13: Climate Action


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Meet the Innovators: UpLink - The Circulars Live Pitch Session
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum