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Billion Trees and Beyond Episode #: 3

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Date of documentation:  Sept 1, 2018 Place:  Vivekanandanaar, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India Type of place:  Public, by the road side Persons Responsible:  Planted by Nataraja Upadhya; Care by the same Picture of the plant (with or without your selfie): Plant description:  Mexican Sunflower (Mini Bush Tree, can grow upto 20-25 feet) Location of the plant:  (Stand by the plant and use the Send Current location feature of the Whatsapp to create this map) Mexican Sunflower plant by the road side on the west side of our home (Click to see) Date planted:  Nov 2017 Remarks:   Two attempts of planting a large tree is foiled by the road laying teams who simply uprooted and threw the sapling while laying the new road layer. While I planted the same sappling again here, I have also planted the Mexican Sunflower which has surpassed the original tree plant, and has grown to a size of 20-25 feet, beyond my own expectations! 

Billion Trees and Beyond Episode #: 2

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Date of documentation:  Sept 1, 2018 Place:  Vivekanandanaar, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India Type of place:  Public, by the road side Persons Responsible:  Planted by Nataraja Upadhya; Care by the office of Pai Consultancy Services Picture of the plant (with or without your selfie): Plant description:  Mexican Sunflower (Mini Bush Tree, can grow upto 20-25 feet) Location of the plant:  (Stand by the plant and use the Send Current location feature of the Whatsapp to create this map) Mexican Sunflower plant on the road by the Pai Consultancy Services  (Click to see) Date planted:  June 2018 Remarks:   A mini tree planted here by the land owner of the building died. I approached the company that operates from here, took their permission to plant, and planted Mexican Sunflower two months back.

Billion Trees and Beyond! - Episode #1

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"Billion Trees and Beyond!" is my new misadventure.  It is all about inspiring ordinary people (ordinary because they have termed it so, well, everyone can be extraordinary) to do a simple act, which is to take courage, go out there and plant tree saplings in the corners known to them in their neighborhood or anywhere else in the universe. It is that simple.  It is easy for a person committing to this adventure to ensure at least ten such new trees through his or her life time. But, we will showcase this effort using the Internet (for now this blog), we will document the plantation, its growth and maturity over time, for every tree plantation out there. This I believe will eventually inspire the millions more to come forward from all over the world to repeat and brag, and we will have more than a billion new trees sooner than we have the courage to believe so! This is a project by an idiot, for the idiots, and through the idiots. By idiot, I mean one can be whoever he o