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Building Back a Forest

July 11, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

photo (1)In Appalachia, the total area of surface mined land is estimated to be around 1.5 million acres.   Much of this land is non-forested and unused.  But the American Chestnut Foundation and Green Forest Works are two organizations developing an innovative approach — planting hardwood trees including the threatened American Chestnut — for making these vast swaths of land ecologically and economically viable. Jonna Mckone has this report.

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