Forest Resources (Sēnlín zīyuán 森林资源)

Gregory VEECK

A man uses rafts to transport lumber on a river. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

In the distant past, the vast majority of China’s territory was forested, but much was lost due to over-use and neglect—especially during the past hundred years. Only now are efforts underway to correct decades of abuse, and only because environmental problems such as wind and water erosion, dust storms, and desertification grew so severe that action….

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