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

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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
Tree cover loss woldwide in 2018, by select countries (in 1,000 hectares)
Russia saw the highest tree cover loss in 2018. Image: Statista
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