How to grow a forest in your backyard is not a question everyone has.It definitely is not something which keeps people awake.But do you know the change in forest cover can change the local climate?Acts of creation are reserved for gods & poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel. Aldo Leopold Click To Tweet
Did you know one man, gave up a lucrative job, to plant trees and create man-made sustainable forests?I wish to have a nice whispering forest in my backyard one day.No wild animals.Only birds and butterflies for me.With forest cover decreasing the world is facing horrifying changes in weather.Floods and famines are everyday occurrences.The scene looks bleaker in India with its bursting population and increasing need for space.Humanity is cutting down its forests, .... we may not be able to live without them.Isaac Asimov Click To Tweet
Humanity is cutting down its forests, apparently oblivious to the fact that we may not be able to live without them.Isaac Asimov
But what if we could change our barren lands into green lungs?Those lands which are lying waste We have several such in our government land banks, which are neither fit for farming nor for an industry.
They can be put to good use by making sustainable forests.A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air Franklin D. Roosevelt Click To Tweet
I have not gone mad.Shubendu Sharma has made this his life’s mission and his business.This smart eco-entrepreneur (love the term), realized early on that good deeds need money.If you want to make a difference it should make economic sense.
That’s why he has concentrated on making his company profitable.Normally it takes 100 and 1000s of years to make a forest self-sustainable.Akira Miyawaki’s step by step method hastens that growth to create a mature, self-sustaining native forest in ten years.The company gives support in various ways.They prepare the soil and make the plants ready for the plot.Local species, climate, and water needs are important while choosing the plants.For the first two to three years active watering and weeding are needed.After that, the forest becomes self-sustaining.The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Chinese Proverb #WATWB Click To Tweet
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Chinese Proverb
What do you need to have a forest in your backyard?
- First intent
- Second, 100 square meters of space
- Third: Money
- 4th: afforestt.com expertise
Read this post here how Shubendu Sharma making the earth greener.
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