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Originally posted by Hopeforeveryone
Not wishing to be a killjoy but wouldn't it be vastly cheaper to pay some third world workers a few dollars a day to get busy with a shovel and a wheel barrow ?
I do like the idea of tree bombs rather than cluster bombs though !edit on 20-3-2013 by Hopeforeveryone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by 11I11
All we need now is bombs of love and all our problems will be solved!
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by charlyv
You would need the little bubble to install a sapling, because the sort of winds you get in desertified regions are strong and unimpeded by other vegetation, of which there is little to none. Because a very small plant could be blown away by those winds, and because the idea of this particular seeding method is that the pod should provide all the care to the seedling that would normally be provided by manual labour, the shell protects the plant during the early stages of its development.
When that early stage is complete, the shell will degrade, allowing the plant to interact more fully with the terrain, by putting down a larger root pack, anchoring it to the ground. This will have positive effects not just for the plant, but for the entire ecosystem of the area.
Originally posted by SteveR
Never seen anything like it. Amazing.
However, unlike sowing grass seeds, planting trees requires some forethought. How are they going to ensure the correct spacing?