15 June, 2005

reclaiming the desert

reclaiming the desert, originally uploaded by timon and keely.

when traveling around tibet you can't help but notice the massive desert reclamation projects underway, which basically translates as: tree planting. mostly one kind of tree, but i haven't figured out what it is yet. it grows well in sand with little surface water. i'm guessing they have deep roots since there are successful groves of trees all over, but mostly near the rivers.

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