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‘More in hope’: lessons from our tiny reforestation scheme in the Amazon

Until I moved to the Amazon, I assumed a sapling would grow into a tree as long as it had water, sunshine and decent soil. Now I am starting to realise the survival of plants needs political nourishment too. And that is sorely lacking.

Jonathan Watts and his wife, Eliane Brum, take a break from working on their plot of land in Altamira Photograph: Jonathan Watts

Door: Jonathan Watts Global environment editor, 03-08-2023

Afbeelding: Jonathan Watts

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