The Odessa Record -

By Don C. Brunell

Massive reforestation effort needed


Last updated 8/5/2021 at 10:25am

Massive forest fires in the western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions of acres of scorched hillsides, ridges and valleys.

Simply, there are not enough trees to absorb CO2 and prevent erosion.

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, record wildfire seasons in recent years have destroyed millions of trees. Many forests have burned so severely that natural regeneration is not possible, which makes replanting necessary.

Unfortunately, much of the U.S. Forest Service budget is diverted to fighting massive fires with much less...

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