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(YouTube)   Meet Jadav Payeng, the man who has single-handedly planted a forest larger than NY's Central Park. It now has visiting elephants, tigers and rhinos. Subby questions his life completely   (youtube.com) divider line 24
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2014-07-18 02:45:46 PM  
What an amazing person.  I wish more people listened.
 
2014-07-18 03:34:07 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_7yEPNUXsU

The Man Who Planted Trees. If you've got 30 minutes to spare, show this to your kids.
 
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2014-07-18 04:34:25 PM  
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
 
2014-07-18 04:38:54 PM  
Dear Subby, i wouldn't worry too much about your "life"


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You are Welcome. yes you are.
 
2014-07-18 04:48:22 PM  

Griftin Rubes: Dear Subby, i wouldn't worry too much about your "life"


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You are Welcome. yes you are.


Er, thanks?
Maybe.
I think.
 
2014-07-18 05:19:04 PM  
I saw this video yesterday elsewhere and posted it on my facebook page. It's only had one like-and that was from my girlfriend. Sigh: if only the video were under a minute in length with snazzy music and images, instead of the doc-style 16 minutes.
 
2014-07-18 05:53:41 PM  
Is it my fault the cops always destroy everything I plant?
 
2014-07-18 06:41:03 PM  
You know, this is pretty fantastic, but I'd almost bet money that as news spreads, eventually a group of 'poachers' will show up not for the animals, but for the trees themselves.  Log the area in the dead of night and in the morning, the guy arrives to find the devastation.  And nothing will happen.  Their government can't even handle rape and bald-faced exploitation of lower castes properly, who's going to care about some trees?
 
2014-07-18 06:45:43 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: I saw this video yesterday elsewhere and posted it on my facebook page. It's only had one like-and that was from my girlfriend. Sigh: if only the video were under a minute in length with snazzy music and images, instead of the doc-style 16 minutes.


Hey don't think of it like that, think of it that 50% of your friends liked it.

/your mom doesn't know how to play imbedded videos
//I keed...I keed
///for you, I hope I keed
 
2014-07-18 07:00:49 PM  
dam over-achievers, must be Asian
 
2014-07-18 07:21:37 PM  

I_Love_Cheesecake: I saw this video yesterday elsewhere and posted it on my facebook page. It's only had one like-and that was from my girlfriend. Sigh: if only the video were under a minute in length with snazzy music and images, instead of the doc-style 16 minutes.


Couple of car chases, some crap getting all blowed up and your average U.S. citizens would buy in.
 
2014-07-18 07:44:42 PM  

NightSteel: You know, this is pretty fantastic, but I'd almost bet money that as news spreads, eventually a group of 'poachers' will show up not for the animals, but for the trees themselves.  Log the area in the dead of night and in the morning, the guy arrives to find the devastation.  And nothing will happen.  Their government can't even handle rape and bald-faced exploitation of lower castes properly, who's going to care about some trees?


Only a matter of time, sadly.  Someone will see profit, and raze it all.  No wonder the guy doesn't want awards; it only draws attention to the life he's trying to protect, and human attention to nature is invariably careless.
 
2014-07-18 07:53:16 PM  
Kendall Jones will be right over.
 
2014-07-18 10:19:37 PM  
Not to diminish this persons awesomeness but in my silviculture career I planted about 350,000 seedlings at an average density of 1400 stems/hectare which would reforest an area 75% the size of central Park. I'd have needed to do about 477,000 trees to fill Central Park. There are many treeplanters in BC over a million trees which would be 2 Central Parks. I think the province is at about 6 billion planted seedlings since we made replanting mandatory. Here is a little video showing how people plant trees here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wPTwlGGJs
 
2014-07-18 10:22:55 PM  

New Age Redneck: Not to diminish this persons awesomeness but in my silviculture career I planted about 350,000 seedlings at an average density of 1400 stems/hectare which would reforest an area 75% the size of central Park. I'd have needed to do about 477,000 trees to fill Central Park. There are many treeplanters in BC over a million trees which would be 2 Central Parks. I think the province is at about 6 billion planted seedlings since we made replanting mandatory. Here is a little video showing how people plant trees here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wPTwlGGJs


I saw this so-called 'replanting' in the huge clear cutting areas in New Brunswick.  Everything was done too close together and never could reach maturity.
 
2014-07-18 11:07:09 PM  
sn0wblind

I saw this so-called 'replanting' in the huge clear cutting areas in New Brunswick.  Everything was done too close together and never could reach maturity.

   You traveled 100 years into the future to check that? On the too close thing you might want to give mother nature an earful for planting "dog hair" lodgepole pine at 150,000 stems per hectare after a fire......

You'd rather there be no re-planting?
 
2014-07-18 11:36:19 PM  
In the middle of Absofarkinglutelynowhere East India the man is worried about, and doing something about, climate change.

In the US we have people doing this to spite a political party
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Pretty sad
 
2014-07-19 01:42:13 AM  
Bamboo is the best plant on earth for controlling erosion. Some species can grow over 30 inches a day.
 
2014-07-19 07:21:53 AM  

New Age Redneck: Not to diminish this persons awesomeness but in my silviculture career I planted about 350,000 seedlings at an average density of 1400 stems/hectare which would reforest an area 75% the size of central Park. I'd have needed to do about 477,000 trees to fill Central Park. There are many treeplanters in BC over a million trees which would be 2 Central Parks. I think the province is at about 6 billion planted seedlings since we made replanting mandatory. Here is a little video showing how people plant trees here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wPTwlGGJs


I'd imagine planting a forest in Canada is several degrees of difficulty less than planting trees in India
 
2014-07-19 04:27:54 PM  
Summoner101

I'd imagine planting a forest in Canada is several degrees of difficulty less than planting trees in India

How so? Care to be a little more specific?

Perhaps you imagine carrying 60 pounds of seedlings up a 100% slope with loose slash, slamming a shovel into the ground a few thousand times, closing a thousand or so holes with your other hand, burning 5000-7000 calories a day in 30 degree Celcius heat is piss....throw in wasps, black flies, ticks, dust, mud, etc.....

In my personal experience, I found it character building and quite difficult at times but I am obviously not hard as f*ck like you....

The difference between planting in BC and India is I made $250-$350 a day for my efforts....it is difficult work and you should be rewarded, the gentleman in India should be likewise paid well....although I am certain he isn't.....
 
2014-07-19 04:55:52 PM  

New Age Redneck: Not to diminish this persons awesomeness but in my silviculture career I planted about 350,000 seedlings at an average density of 1400 stems/hectare which would reforest an area 75% the size of central Park. I'd have needed to do about 477,000 trees to fill Central Park. There are many treeplanters in BC over a million trees which would be 2 Central Parks. I think the province is at about 6 billion planted seedlings since we made replanting mandatory. Here is a little video showing how people plant trees here....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9wPTwlGGJs


You want a medal or something?
 
2014-07-19 04:59:16 PM  

New Age Redneck: The difference between planting in BC and India is I made $250-$350 a day for my efforts....


And to think I got paid $365.00 a month (after living expenses) doing that. And other conservation work. I'm proud of the work I did, but I don't dismiss what this guy has done like you do. Christ, get the fark over yourself.
 
2014-07-19 05:15:51 PM  
Ed Grubberman

it is difficult work and you should be rewarded, the gentleman in India should be likewise paid well

 You skipped that part of my post, because you want to be an asshole.

F*ck off, Ed.
 
2014-07-19 10:21:52 PM  

New Age Redneck: Ed Grubberman

it is difficult work and you should be rewarded, the gentleman in India should be likewise paid well

 You skipped that part of my post, because you want to be an asshole.

F*ck off, Ed.


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