Even if we had millions of Atlantic salmon returning and dying on or near the spawning beds it wouldn't make a jot of difference to the trees without bears... you need bears to do what they do in the woods to get the nutrients from the salmon to the land. So that bit is all pie in the sky this side of the pond.
Exactly. It is a bit of a shame that useful riparian planting often gets confused with larger scale landscape planting.I am certainly not opposed to the right trees being planted in the right areas. That could certainly help improve habitat for young fish, while also help mitigate rising water temperatures. However, they also seem to have missed the fact that the high numbers of salmon recorded in the past, occurred when these same areas, were actually devoid of trees then too.