paul wheaton wrote:A 30 minute video.
This is on my top 10 list. For all movies, books, whatever.
Someone who is better at embedding than I can maybe get the video to show up here?
R Hasting wrote:This is another true story, not one man, but an entire organization that has planted over 240 million trees.
Jeremy Bunag wrote:This is a great video. Very inspiring! I want to go plant trees everywhere now. Luckily, I've already got 10 coming to me from arborday.com from my membership renewal! I can't wait to get these into the ground now! I wish I had more than 10 coming (though with my luck the ground will freeze by the time I get them with the crazy weather around here!
Collin Wolfe wrote:I think finding a story about real people planting 1600 hectares of trees by hand is a fitting tribute to the man who planted trees. I'd like to know more about these people. The knowledge these people have gained would be invaluable to permaculturists across the world.
Rarna Vanda wrote:Thank you for sharing this video, I really enjoyed it, so very inspiring.
I used to sell tree seedlings, which I did not grow from seeds, but I cleared a patch of ground one year, and as there was so much to do, where I was living, I did not get around to using that patch, until later the following year. I will explain that the patch was in a canyon, the rough walls of the canyon were thick with young birch trees, clinging into the rocks. When I went to look at the patch, it was covered in tiny birch seedlings, each with around 6 or 7 leaves, and growing at a density of about one sapling per cm, so far too dense for them all to survive. The entire patch would only have been enough space to contain one fully grown birch, and yet here were nearly 200 seedlings. So I carefully moved them, one at a time. Some I sold, so that they would have a good home with someone, in a garden somewhere. And others I transplanted to spaces where they would be able to grow.
Certainly my little venture was not as inspiring as 'The man who grew trees', but for me, it was a wonderful example of the bounty of nature, and a rewarding endeavor too.
Stephanie NewComer wrote:I’m currently growing 10 apple trees in my kitchen. Waiting until they’re a few feet tall before they go outside. They are currently a foot or less. Jonagold, ambrosia, golden and pink lady. Also growing 2 orange trees. Seeds came from fruit we ate and purchased from the farmers market.
FYI some fruit purchased from you run of the mill grocery store will never produce fruit because the growers treat them so others can’t grow from them.