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The view from a falling tree


Ambitious plans to grow 24 million trees to soak up carbon dioxide and restore the rainforest have got under way in Ghana.

The first million seedlings are being planted in a pilot scheme in an area that has been heavily logged in recent years.

To provide a unique view of a logging operation in Ghana, a small camera was fixed to the trunk of a tree before it was felled.

BBC environment correspondent David Shukman travelled to western Ghana to see how the country's logging industry is becoming more responsible.


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