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Bombs away!—innovative concept of planting tree saplings

by Pat Coate | August 31, 2008
"It's a neat concept."
- Frank Burch, U.S. Forest Service spokesperson

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - What's the fastest way to plant a forest? Grab a plane and drop bombs. No, not the explosive kind, but a bomb even a mom could love -- tree bombs!

When high-flying planes drop the bombs over hard-to-reach terrain like mountains, the cones hurtle to the ground, where their sharp points pierce the soil. Within a few days, the plastic canisters degrade and saplings spread their roots.

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