Once three-quarters forested, Haiti now has less than 1% tree cover. The deforestation is part of an ongoing environmental disaster that recently killed 2,700 people in Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic when rain rushed down treeless slopes and fatally flooded valleys.
NotiCen writers. "THE TREELESS FORESTS OF HAITI." (2004). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/173