Vegetation management is a hot topic, especially with deforestation happening in the Brazilian Amazon. More than 10% of the forests in that region have been deforested either through natural fires or industrial activities.
Some people argue that the forests are replaced with newer forests, but the reality is that the newer forests are not as tall or dense as the forests they replaced. They are lower-grade, and thus more susceptible to fires. Thus the vicious cycle continues, especially in seasons of drought.
With climate change such an important concern, I think we need to focus more on saving our existing natural resources instead of kidding ourselves that we are renewing what we strip away.