28 Sep '11, 5pm

How to Plant Trees to Regenerate Land (Video)

How to Plant Trees to Regenerate Land (Video)

From Jesse's post on what is a swale , to greening the deserts of Jordan , we've already seen plenty of examples of using swales—essentially large ditches dug along the contour of the land—to help harvest rainwater and prevent soil erosion. By providing a more nurturing microclimate for young trees and plants, the swale gives nature a foothold in harsher environments and then lets plants, fungi and soil microbes take over and do the work. The care taken in the panting of each tree is no accident. Matt Kilby is the founder of Global Land Repair , a company providing supplements and hardware for tree planting that, he claims, achieves as high as a 97% survival rate in commercial timber plantations, regeneration projects and nursery environments. Besides showing the details of Matt's own planting techniques and products, this is a fantastic reminder to us all that environment...

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