Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

A common man from Assam has been doing something that a lot of us only speak of. He has been planting trees tirelessly since 1979. Assam is home to a wildlife bounty. It is home to the largest number of the one horned rhinos. A local has been planting trees in Majuli, an island which can be traveled to via Jorhat. Majuli is a wetland surrounded by the Brahmaputra river. (DON’T MISS More Stories on Nature and Wildlife) The island is shrinking constantly over the years due to climate change and global warming. In order to do his part to save the island, he has been planting various species of trees since the past 37 years. While the initial stages of sowing seeds was a struggle, now the seeds can be sourced from the trees themselves. So much so that his forest is known to be spread across 550 hectares which is bigger than Ney York City’s Central Park (341 hectares). The forest is home to elephants, rhinos, tigers and deer in large number.Also Read - This National Parents Day, Here’s a List of Lesser-Known Cultural Destinations to Explore With Your Family

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Meet the Man Who Planted a ForestThis man began planting a forest in 1979—and now it’s the size of Central Park.

Posted by National Geographic on Tuesday, 10 May 2016

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