Indonesian ‘madman’ turns barren hills green by planting 11,000 trees
SCMP, 22 Mar 2021
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Indonesian eco-warrior Sadiman has turned barren and arid hills green through his 24-year personal reforestation project. Once called “crazy” by fellow villagers, the 69-year-old has planted at least 11,000 banyan and ficus trees across 250 hectares (617 acres), in the town of Wonogiri in Indonesia’s Central Java province. As a result of his efforts, new water resources have become available in the drought-prone mountainous region.
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