Tiny conservation heroes: Wild cherry blossoms could save forest landscapes

Source: Science Daily

Researchers have found that symbolic species could be used for the conservation and community-based management of traditional forest landscapes. The team studied how different social groups within a local community valued wild cherry trees, a symbolic species important for connecting people with nature in Japan. The results indicated that differences in knowledge and prioritization of values must be addressed within local communities to promote community-based management of such landscapes.