Re: The world in 2030 Reply #175 – 2018-07-08, 10:54:37 Quote from: ersi on 2018-07-07, 20:35:55Trees are a different thing than a forest. Forest is an ecosystemBy the beginning of the twenty century we had in Portugal nine different types of original mediterranean forest, distributed by all over the country. Today, only two small areas still exist as national reserves.Wood and paper industries destroyed all those original forests and substituted it by trees. Pine for wood and eucalyptus for paper.The horrific fires that we had last year, killing 110 persons in two days, were a direct consequence of deforestation and plantation of mono species vast areas.Original forests are much more fire resistant than mono species. The real problem is how to get economic value from forest. That's the way to go not keep destroying a country for the profit of a few large corporations.