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Behind The Great Green Wall of Africa
There has been plenty of talk of late in the media about the emerging design trend of vertical gardens. However, there is another type of “green wall” that is grabbing headlines around the globe. In order to combat the increasing problem of desertification, 11 African nations are working together to build a 4,300-mile wall of trees. Sandstorms have ravaged African farmers’ crops in recent years and roughly 40% of the continent is now being affected by desertification.
The nation of Senegal has already made great strides planting the Great Green Wall, reporting this past July that the country had already planted an estimated 50,000 acres of trees. Senegal has committed to planting nearly 2 million trees a year. The wall of trees is projected to span from Western Senegal to…
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