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Tree planting: ‘I want to plant one million’

The government has pledged to plant 30 million trees a year as part of the effort to tackle climate change.

Trees absorb carbon dioxide – the main gas heating the planet – so planting more of them is seen by many as a good solution.

At the moment, the UK’s forests pull in about 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide a year but the hope is to more than double that.

But planting trees is skilled and back-breaking work, not suited to everyone.

At top speed, Canadian Shelby Barber can plant more than 4,000 per day. BBC News followed her for a hard day’s planting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51860048

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