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Honduras manages to stall pine
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Over the past three years, Honduras has lost a quarter of its pine forests to a plague of bark-munching beetles. In mountains north of the capital that were stripped bare, trees replanted by students from the National University's forest sciences department are growing. The professor leading the students, Oscar Leveron, explained it will be a slow healing of the landscape: it takes 25-30 years for the trees to mature to the heights of the ones lost. read more


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