31 Aug '17, 8pm

This 12,000-ton pile of orange peels is now a lush Costa Rican forest | MNN - Mother Nature Network

This 12,000-ton pile of orange peels is now a lush Costa Rican forest | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Back in the late-1990s, 12,000 tons of orange peels from an orange juice manufacturing plant were dumped onto a highly degraded pasture in Costa Rica as part of an experimental conservation project. Then, just a year after the project was launched (and the orange peels were unloaded), the project was forced to close. Those piles of orange peels, however, were left there to rot. Now, nearly two decades later, researchers have returned to the dump site to survey the results. To their amazement, no sign of the orange peels could be found. In fact, it took two expeditions just to locate the site; it was unrecognizable. What was once a degraded wasteland and depository for dunes of orange peels is now a lush, vine-laden jungle, according to a press release . The orange peels had helped this land recover faster than anyone thought possible, and with almost no interference becaus...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/st...

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