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Brinkman Featured on Voice of America News: Clear-Cuts to Rosewood
Voice of America journalist Steve Baragona just released an article and video on VOAnews.com, in the Science and Health section, titled "Report Sees Profit in Restoring Degraded Land," which features the forest restoration work we do.
"There’s money to be made planting trees, according to a new report. Around the world, an area larger than all of South America has been deforested, eroded, drained or salinized. Governments have pledged billions to restore hundreds of millions of hectares. What’s missing are the businesses to make it happen. ...
When it comes to planting trees, the Brinkman Group is one of the biggest. Over the last five decades, Brinkman has planted 1.4 billion trees on 1 million hectares of land. The company got its start replanting clear-cut forests in Canada. In the 1990s, it started growing trees on previously slashed-and-burned land in Central America. Brinkman created a diverse forest habitat with a mix of trees, including teak for furniture and flooring and rosewood for guitars. To preserve that habitat, trees would be selectively cut, not clear-cut, at harvest time."
Read the entire article here.