How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

“So what did Ruys invent? One way to restore degraded soil is to plant trees—lots of them. The catch is that seeds and saplings won’t grow in such soil, but if a young tree becomes large enough that its roots can reach groundwater it stands an excellent chance of thriving.”

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Read full post on The New Yorker by Russell Shorto.

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