Hug the tree
-link to wikipedia
around 300 years ago people started to protect trees from woodcutters
Maatu hamru, paani hamru, hamra hi chhan yi baun bhi...
Pitron na lagai baun, hamunahi ta bachon bhi"...
Soil ours, water ours, ours are these forests. Our forefathers raised them, it’s we who must protect them.
-this is a old chipko song they used to sing while they where protecting the trees from the wood cutters
-link to chipko movement india
Surviving Members of the Original Reni Squad at the Chipko 30th Anniversary -2004
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An Account of Chipko
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