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World Tree Planting Drive Sets Goal of 7 Billion


Environment  (tags: environment, trees, forests, UN, climate change, global warming )

Pekka
- 2385 days ago - reuters.com
A campaign to plant trees worldwide set a goal on Tuesday of seven billion by late 2009, just over one for each person on the planet, to help protect the environment and slow climate change.



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Chris Otahal (511)
Tuesday May 13, 2008, 11:12 pm
FYI - the Nature Conservancy is supporting this project. You all can help too - just a dollar a tree :)

http://www.plantabillion.org/
 

Klarabella J. (83)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 3:46 am
Fantastic...plant also more Bamboo :)
Bamboo: generates more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees!
 

Mari 's (1364)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 3:57 am


Awesome!! There is bamboo that grows wild here along with ferns in the state of Maine. This summer I plan to plant a lot.

If you are interested? The link below will lead you to a wonderful site where you can plant trees for as little as .50 cents each & also save rainforest land & butterfly habitat!! You save so much!

http://www.care2.com/news/member/577339509/544842

Plant life! Plant Trees!! :)

 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 4:25 am
"We stand now where two roads diverge.
But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem,
they are not equally fair.
The road we have long been traveling is
deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on
which we progress with great speed,
but at its end lies disaster.
The other fork of the road—the one
"less traveled by"—offers our last, our only
chance to reach a destination that assures
the preservation of the earth."
—Rachel Carson



"The habit of ignoring Nature
is deeply implanted in our times.
This attitude reminds me of
people who never look you in the eye;
I find them disturbing and
always have to look away."

PLANT TREES MAKE A FOREST......FOR LIFE........
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 7:09 am
Mari......Thank you so MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

PLANT TREES ALL OVER CREATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Enric Mestres Girbal (3)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 8:15 am
To plant trees is a very good idea and need all of our support and help, but beware of where and when are planted. People that plant trees (or flowers, or fern, etc. must know what they are doing.(type of soil, damp or dry, rainy, farm, rocky, etc A lot just makes a hole, puts the plan (or tree) waters it and....by by. People looks after what they plant near home (house, town)but try to forget what is been planted 2miles away. Not long ago, in my county, children planted 35.000 trees to celebrate...one tird is already dead.
 

Pekka Räsänen (52)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 1:12 pm
Thats true Eric, thanks! Planted forest need human care. We have to move from monoculture forests to continuous growth, polyculture forests. It might not be as lucrative for big companies, so they are propably against it.
In fact, nature itself is 'planting' more trees we could ever dream of. The thing is to increase forest area by sustainable landuse.
Agroforestry is one great solution, but we need also more protected forest areas.
I'm hopeful about steps we have taken to right direction ...
 

serge vrabec (280)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 10:27 pm
Allright lets PLANT< PLANT < PLANT those trees, so we can breathe again! Thx Pekka!!
 
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