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The Man That Planted Trees...

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posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 09:55 AM
As a child I recollect reading a story book about the man that planted trees. He spent years off his life walking the hills armed with acorns and a walking stick. No one could understand where all the trees had come from.
Here we have the real equivalent. An Indian Man single handley plants a 1,360 Acre Forest in the North Eastern Territory of Assam.

A little over 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav “Molai” Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India’s Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site where he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acre of jungle that Payeng planted single-handedly.

These messages remind us of what can happen when we perform work from our heart. -S.C.-

edit on 4-3-2013 by purplemer because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 09:57 AM

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 12:47 PM
reply to post by purplemer

I read about this and it is an amazing story. It seems that if you put seeds in the right place, that a forest can be created for free. I would have never thought that someone could do that.

Little things do make a difference.

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 01:45 PM
reply to post by PacificBlue

I thought I had done well. Last year I fenced off an acre of common grazing and planted it up with trees. Makes a change to the moorland. It pales into insignificance in comparison to this chap. Amazing what you can do in a lifetime..

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 02:19 PM
reply to post by purplemer

When I bought my home the small 1/2 acre lot was rather barren to my taste. I think maybe 10 or so trees. I have planted almost 300 plus trees and bushes, not to mention the bulbs, flowers and still I think it isn't enough. I let trees come up naturally, prune and take care of what I can, let nature take down what it sees fit (to the chagrin of neighbors who want the cookie cutter style to prevail. Don't use any pesticides that are not natural, and my lawn is full of dandelion, thistle, milkweed and other enemies of my neighbors lawns,, and I think I might have one of the most diverse 'yards' in the neighborhood. I have wild plums I saved from destruction when they made the New Subdivision behind my house,, where I had to plant a wall of trees to hide 5 homes behind my single lot.
The Neighbor wanted to cut down the trees he thought I had on his property,, but I persuaded him to leave them,, so we could remain on good terms. I think he enjoys the summer shade they provide now.
Some of the trees that sprouted up on their own include Mulberry, Judas tree, sourberry, Mimosa, cedar, pine, Oak. I have added Figs, apple, peach, blueberry, a rare pine, spruce trees, High john, lilac, butterfly bushes and a wall of leyland and laural and holly to name a few.
My point is you don't have to have a lot of space,, I try now to only pick drought resistant native plants to help with water consumption of them all, During the drought here lost only a few really. You can do a LOT with very little if you try. What an inspiring story.

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by purplemer

Thanks purp, what a beautiful find

That man is an inspiration.. We always hear people going on and on about how it is near impossible for one single human being to make a difference in the world.

Well this man proved them wrong.. So much kudos to Jadav...!!!

And that is just one human being..! Imagine if lots of beings did it..

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posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by EarthCitizen23

I agree you do not need a lot of space to make a difference. Even in cities you can guerilla garden and plant up willows or berry trees and stuff like that. I know peeps that use to make seed bombs and go around throwing them around on derelict ground. It does not take much to increase the local biodiversity and small things can make a big difference.

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