The third in our seven part series of how to spot a healthy forest

3. Environmental protection

In addition to an important production function, North Coast forests also have what is known as a protective function. They absorb greenhouse gases, filter air pollution, protect soil from water and wind erosion and mitigate floods. A healthy forest can be identified as much by what isn’t happening as what is.

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