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How to Plant a Forest Larger Than Central Park

Meet ‘the Forest Man’ who saved an island by single-handedly planting a forest.

Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash

Since 1979, Jadav Payeng — also known as ‘the Forest Man’ — has been planting approximately one tree every day on a river island in the Brahmaputra River in the Assam region of India. The forest he has created, at around 550 hectares (or 1,360 acres), is…

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