"(...) Mozambique: Several native forests which cover large parts of Niassa have been cut down and replaced with tree planations. Fast growing species like eucalyptus and pine are planted on the plantations. Both have severe environmental impacts.(...)" - says a report of FIAN . More informations at: www.fian.org )
My personal comment:
yes it's a crime to destroy native forests for such plantations.
Though to find alternatives to fossile oil is a huge and urgent aim, it would be much better reached by (1) strong reduce of animal products esp. by the rich & middle class people in the world, and (2) turn back the huge desertification worldwide (esp. in Africa and Asia) that is enforced by climate change (so also fight climate change is one tool for this aim), and other solutions next to these two ones .
The aim no. 2 can be supported very well by desalting seawater by solar energy, and using this water to support anti-desertification programs in coast-near regions like Eritrea, Senegal and many others.