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Torres del Paine reforestation: 200.000 trees to be planted annually during five years

Sunday, May 13th 2012 - 09:05 UTC
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The reforestation of Chilean Patagonia world famous Torres del Paine National Park started this week when 50 volunteers arrived to plant the first round of trees after fires devastated the park in January. Read full article

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  • briton

    Perhaps you should plant millions of big thick trees, right along the boarder, and except of official crossings, it should be at least one mile thick,

    That might keep the Argies at bay.

    May 13th, 2012 - 12:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Selk' Nam

    Una buena noticia para nuestros hermanos chilenos. Me alegro mucho. Lo mejor para ellos.

    Google translate:
    Good news for our fellow Chileans. I'm glad. Best for them.

    May 13th, 2012 - 02:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    I once purchased an Argentine tree from a man in a car park.
    He said that it was an Argentine Monkey Puzzle.
    I planted it in the front garden, but it died...

    May 13th, 2012 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Selk' Nam

    @Brit Bob 3: ¿Cómo era el nombre del árbol?
    Yo no he oído nombrar esa especie en mi país. Tal vez no era un árbol apropiado para el clima de tu lugar de origen. Saludos cordiales.

    Google Translate: What was the name of the tree?
    I have not heard of that kind in my country. Perhaps it was a tree suitable for the climate of your place of origin. Best regards.

    May 13th, 2012 - 05:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ernie4001

    @2 Last summer wildfire was a big tragedy so thanks for your best wishes, also the best for you.

    May 13th, 2012 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    If Argentina started planting millions of the mighty OAK, now.

    Then when the world collapses, as CXFK thinks it will, at least Argentina will be at the for front to build big now modern wooden ships,
    A great investment,
    You only have to wait about 300 years.

    .

    May 13th, 2012 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Chilean perspective

    Brit Bob:
    The tree you are refering to is Chile's national tree, the Araucaria.
    A long lived ancient conifer which grows in the southern regions of Chile and western Argentina.
    See:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araucaria_araucana

    May 13th, 2012 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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