The example cited were, of course, lame. At worst, trees can reduce water yields a little. There were no cited examples of tree overpopulation leading to a “die off.”
Planting trees can create deserts, lower water tables and drain rivers, rather than filling them, claims a new report supported by the UK government.
The findings - which may come as heresy to tree-lovers and most environmentalists - is an emerging new consensus among forest and water professionals.
On the other hand, maybe I overestimate my influence.