Anthropogenic reforestation - humans planting trees - will certainly be much better than humans burning down forests wholesale......or allowing forests to burn due to too much "un-burned" fuel on the forest floor.
Whether planting trees is better than "natural" reforestation" and natural reforestation's allowing invasive species to compete for space, is very easy to sort out - run some LARGE trial plots of each, rather than publishing articles pro and con.
Humans didn't delineate physics via discussions, but by experiments. The better methods of reforestation might better be decided the same way.
Indeed, one MIGHT give thought to running a few of these sorts of trials in large National Forests.
Or society might allow commercial endeavors to allow people to invest with the idea of encouraging forest growth and its removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.
I have thought for many years that the Earth is truly a garden, that depends on the wisdom of its caretakers - US - to care for like a really good thoughtful gardener always does - with knowledge, wisdom, and humility, and a profound desire to protect it beyond one's own lifetime.