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Posted on 3rd September 2021
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This horrifying piece of news on the BBC describes a new assessment of the extinction risk faced by tree species, and concludes that a third of all species are at risk.
The risk is due to forest clearance for crops and grazing, logging, clearance for development, fire, climate change and its side-effects of extreme weather and sea level rise.
The potential proportion of risk of extinctions is much higher that for animals, and is shocking.
Trees are essential to life in so many ways, and the loss of this many species would have huge knock-on effects on all other life on our planet.
Time to take action, before it is too late!