Monday, September 23, 2013

Felix Dennis plants his millionth tree

I wish I could say I've planted a million trees. Felix Dennis can, in partnership with The Heart of England Forest Ltd.

Poet and publisher Felix Dennis has plans to "plant and preserve a large native broadleaf forest in South Warwickshire, stretching from the ancient borders of the Forest of Arden – also known as Shakespeare's Forest – south to the Vale of Evesham.

To date, 2,500 acres of land has been purchased and planted with 1 million native broadleaf saplings – about the size of seven Hyde Parks in London – at a rate of approximately 300 acres a year, making it the world's largest privately planted forest."

That is an amazing feat. Full article over at the Guardian.

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