A 150-year-old note from Charles Darwin is inspiring a change in the way forests are planted

Charles Darwin’s ideas about diversity of plants being stronger together is inspiring today’s ecologists: here the Sand Walk outside Darwin’s home in Kent. Credit: Tim Knight/Shutterstock

More than 150 years ago Victorian biologist Charles Darwin made a powerful observation: that a mixture of species planted together often grow more strongly than species planted individually.

It has taken a century and a half—ironically about as long as it…

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