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beautiful story from India: The man who made a forest

 
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beautiful story from India: The man who made a forest
Way back in 1953, French author Jean Giono wrote the epic tale The Man Who Planted Trees. It seemed so real that readers thought the central character, Elzeard Bouffier , was a living individual until the author clarified he had created the person only to make his readers fall in love with trees. Assam's Jadav Payeng has never heard of Giono's book. But he could be Bouffier. He has single-handedly grown a sprawling forest on a 550-hectare sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra. It now has many endangered animals, including at least five tigers, one of which bore two cubs recently.


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Re: beautiful story from India: The man who made a forest
Do It Yourself


I've always loved that oldschool punk attitude

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Re: beautiful story from India: The man who made a forest
Way back in 1953, French author Jean Giono wrote the epic tale The Man Who Planted Trees. It seemed so real that readers thought the central character, Elzeard Bouffier , was a living individual until the author clarified he had created the person only to make his readers fall in love with trees. Assam's Jadav Payeng has never heard of Giono's book. But he could be Bouffier. He has single-handedly grown a sprawling forest on a 550-hectare sandbar in the middle of the Brahmaputra. It now has many endangered animals, including at least five tigers, one of which bore two cubs recently.


Read more at Times of India:

[link to articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com]


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Wow!

Please notice that it didn't cost him a single dime to "save the planet". He just DID it.

God bless that beautiful soul.

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Re: beautiful story from India: The man who made a forest
Anyone could do it if they had the land to do it on. I don't own any. If I had some empty land, I could do it.

I would start by researching natural plants found in my area. Whatever is found naturally here would grow well.

I'd plant hardwoods, as around here there are plenty of pine trees already. Whenever I pass a forest with lots of hardwoods, I think it looks beautiful because mostly people cut these and replace them with faster growing pine.

I'd plant fruit bearing trees and vines. There is a tree called a persimmon that grows naturally here. It is a wild one so has smaller fruit. Animals like the fruit and so do I, but it isn't like the store bought kind. There is something called a mayhop and pawpaw that grow here, as well as blackberries. Muscadine grapes grow well here, and I think they are so delicious, one of the most delicious fruits ever. I could eat a whole bucket in one sitting. It looks like a lot but you can't eat the tough skins.

So I'd have something sort of like a forest but also some places like an orchard for crops that animals and myself could enjoy.

I'd plant some wild flowers for the bees and butterflies.

I'd love to create my own forest!

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