How can talking help saving trees?

In rural France, tree exchange systems seek to avoiding the felling that typically accompanies exchanges of parcels between farmers resulting from land-consolidation procedures.

During his phD research, Leo Magnin analysed how this system operates and revealed means of managing conflicts between environmental protection on the one hand and individual property rights on the other.

Main results were published in: Léo Magnin & translated by Oliver Waine, “How Can Talking Save Trees?”, Metropolitics, 12 July 2019.