April 13, 2012

"Indian Man Single-Handedly Plants a 1,360 Acre Forest."

"It was painful, but I did it. There was nobody to help me. Nobody was interested."

14 comments:

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

That's over two square miles, BTW. I plant things for a living, and what he did is truly mind boggling -- planting 4 acres per month, every month, for thirty years.

walter said...

Wow..
If that had been "translocation", it would have cost a fortune.

edutcher said...

As George Peppard said to Henry Fonda, "A man ought to make his scratch on the land".

Good for him. He can look at it and know people will benefit from it long after he's gone.

traditionalguy said...

Meade had better get started.

chickenlittle said...

जॉनी एप्पल बीज

Curious George said...

Looks like an awesome site for a parking lot for a tree museum.

lemondog said...

Nobel prize

Michael said...

One wonders if he had a permit and if the seeds were of the appropriate indigenous variety and if the growth attracted native birds or the bad sort from Pakistan. He may or may not have worked alone but did he pay and tax himself and did he pay ever higher property taxes as the value of the land increased? Did he wear eye protection? Did he intefere with a desert ecosystem?

There is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. Had he lived in these parts he might have gotten an acre or so planted by now. But probably not.

Rusty said...

Cool!

Now that guy deserves a Nobel prize.

Private money in the hands of private individuals can build a forest. Public money in the hands of bureaucrats can move a shrubbery. To the tune of 300,000 plus.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Great story and results.

"Had he been in any other country, he would have been made a hero."

Had he done this in the United States, he may have found himself running afoul of some government agency, headed by a career-minded busybody.

It could have happened that way.

SGT Ted said...

What? There was NO UNION involvement? How did it get done without exploiting labor?

Did OSHA and the EPA approve the planting as safe and environmentally correct with the necessary permits?

If he did this on his own on public land here in the USA he would be arrested.

leslyn said...

A treehugger! Oh no!

Third Coast said...

@ SGT Ted,
This actually happened in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan:
http://www.mackinac.org/560

SGT Ted said...

Oh good. if he was in California he'd be in trouble.