Matthew Brown of AP News reports that the U.S. will plant 1 billion trees.
- In the wake of devastating wildfires, the Biden administration has announced that the U.S. will plant 1 billion trees.
- The U.S. Forest Service will increase tree plantings to 400,000 acres annually, up from the 60,000 acres that were planted in 2021.
- The federal government can accelerate tree plantings by collaborating with private property owners and tribes in conservation efforts.
- Reducing barriers for active forest management practices like tree thinning and prescribed burns will also decrease the intensity and damage of future wildfires.
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