Regenerating Forests By “Bombarding” The Soil With Seeds: In Thailand, This Technique Is Bearing Fruit.

Human activities are slowly but surely causing irreversible damage to the nature of our planet .

Over the years, the animals, plants, and water that maintain the Earth’s natural balance have often had to be the subject of reckless policies and actions, often dictated by the need for profits and the lack of money. a long-term vision.

Deforestation in this chilling landscape is one of the major problems we necessarily deal. The damaged green heritage is considerable, but with effort, it can be – at least in part – recovered.


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To intervene in a simple and direct way to create new plants and life forms: this is Thailand’s leitmotif.

This Southeast Asian country, with more than 6 million square kilometers of forests, is considered one of the green lungs of the planet. The problem is the massive deforestation that has taken place to create space for rubber and palm oil crops.

So what can be done to recoup this immense loss? A method has been “borrowed” from the idea of ​​the Japanese master Masanobu Fukuoka, father of natural agriculture


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Large military planes have been flying in Thailand for about four years now, ” bombarding” deforested green spaces with tree seeds.

The first of these “bombings” took place in the region of Phitsanulok , where the seeds affected 800 hectares of forest. The aim is to assess the situation at the start of 2020  even though, according to estimates, concrete results should already be visible.

In the meantime, this original and efficient reforestation technique continues to be implemented. The “seed bombs” are created specifically so that when they reach the ground, they can soak in and hopefully grow like trees.


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Specifically, the seeds of local plants are mixed with clay, soil, and compost and “conditioned” to be self-sufficient in their growth. The years of reforestation that have already passed have shown that this technique (simpler and less expensive than traditional reforestation) can be successful for around 70% of seeds launched by air.

After years of intensive exploitation of the Earth’s resources and lands, such an idea seems to represent the right way to give back to nature what we have taken from it.

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