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According to data from the University of Maryland, Morocco lost about 5% of its remaining dense tree cover between 2001 and 2014. On the other hand, Global Forest Watch reported recently large areas of tree cover gain during the same period of time, what indicates reforestation and afforestation, especially in places where trees didn’t originally occur.
A study analyzes how forest owners react when a disease affects their forests, specifically the chestnut blight, a fungus that infects chestnut. The research, led by the Forest Technological Center of Catalonia, concludes that the presence of an economic interest is the main reason for deciding whether to treat sick chestnut, to abandon it or even to replace it with exotic species such as California pine or spruce Douglas.