They did not clear or deforest wide areas as they would have done if they had based their economy on a dry farming system.
At least half the deaths were caused by a landslide above Las Colinas, an area deforested by excessive construction work.
Much of the environmental concern about deforestation has focused solely on tropical rainforests.
‘In heavily deforested Haiti, about 80 percent of the loss of tree cover came from coffee production,’ explains Llach.
In Nepal, new forests tend to be planted on relatively gentle slopes, whereas deforested areas are more often steeplands.
The results showed that nearly one-third of the areas that were logged selectively were completely deforested for grazing and other uses within four years.
Thirteen Buddhist pagodas, 17 schools, and several villages are now planting those trees in an attempt to restore a severely deforested area.
New fields are prepared in the following manner: First a suitable and fertile area is identified after which this area is deforested .
Deforesting the Earth tells the story of deforestation from the Ice Ages to the present.
England, for instance, was largely deforested by the 1700s.