Interesting Fact # 1281 - Forests

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the world's net rate of forest loss has slowed markedly in the last decade, with less logging in the Amazon and China planting trees on a massive scale.

(But (there's always a but) the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 finds the loss of tree cover is most acute in Africa and South America. Still, wWay to go China! You get knocked a lot, so praise where praise is due. Please plant lots of different trees, not just money-making ones.)