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This 103-Year-Old Woman Planted And Cared For 384 Trees, While Living In Abject Poverty Herself

Posted in 2016, spirituality with tags , , , , , on May 25, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


Saalumarada Thimmakka lives in the Hulikal village of Karnataka. At 103, she still lives on to  tell the story of her life which was filled with hardship but bore fruit in a different kind of way.

As a young girl, she was married off to a farmer who made a meagre income and was looked down upon by his fellow villagers for not fathering a child with his new wife.

Instead of following social protocol, they decided to plant tree saplings and tend to them as their own children.



Tree-mendous, the Incredible Health Benefit of Trees

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , on July 12, 2015 by theboldcorsicanflame



A study of people living in urban areas of Toronto found that having ten more trees in your street benefits your health as much as being seven years younger, or $10,000 richer.

Planting ten more trees on your street gives a health benefit comparable to having $10,000 higher income, moving to a richer neighborhood or being seven years younger, say a team of scientists who quantified the relationship between individual trees, and an individual’s health.Having an extra 11 trees on an urban street further reduces the risk of developing cardio-metabolic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or stroke, and is comparable to having an increase in annual personal income of $20,000, and moving to a neighborhood with $20,000 higher median income.

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When Trees Die, People Die

The curious connection between an invasive beetle that has destroyed over 100 million trees, and subsequent heart disease and pneumonia in human populations nearby


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