What can we learn from India's 200 years of tree planting?

India has been experimenting with tree planting for over 200 years and have been successful in restoring degraded forests.

India has been restoring degraded forests for over two centuries. Image: Pexls/Sharath G

Dhanapal Govindarajulu
Postgraduate Researcher, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester
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