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Virtual Trees Become Real Trees

 - Feb 21, 2007   Updated: Apr 13 2011
References: tree-nation & psfk
Tree Nation is an ecological project that uses GPS mapping technology to plant eight million trees in the Sahara to fight desertification.

Implications - This eco-friendly project lets people use an interactive map of Niger to decide where they would like their personal tree to be planted. Users can pick different types of trees such as Acacia Senegals and Baobabs. Each type of tree costs a different amount of money. The Tree Nation Project also has a special blog where users can share their thoughts, meet friends and explore the community map. Hopefully this eco project pays off and desertification in Niger can be stopped.