Most of 11m trees planted in Turkish project ‘may be dead’

by Sami Kent, The Guardian


Highlights:

  • 90% of the tree saplings planted during November 2019 in the northern Anatolian city of Çorum have died due to an insufficient amount of water 
  • The Turkish ministry revoked the claim by stating more than 95% are healthy and growing, though many critics doubt this claim
  • Mass tree-plantings have critics because of the sometimes poor survival rates
  • Larger critics wonder if the tree planting was an act of greenwashing and attempting to cover their other projects that produce environmental degradation

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/30/most-of-11m-trees-planted-in-turkish-project-may-be-dead?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

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