Hey … wait a second!

But … but … but:

You’ve heard it before: Deforestation is a major contributor to climate change. To put it simply, trees store carbon, preventing it from entering the atmosphere—which means there are fewer greenhouse gases screwing with Earth’s climate. And, broadly speaking, that’s true. Planting trees is good for the planet. But it’s more complicated than that. Research published this week took a fine-toothed comb to the issue of forest management and reforestation. And the researchers found a major tangle: It turns out we’ve been planting the wrong trees, for a long time. And that choice of trees has actually been making climate change worse.