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    What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Not all Guinness records are completely pointless. I hope other countries start trying to break it.

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    On Saturday, in often sweltering heat, more than 44,000 people in Ecuador reportedly sowed their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by planting 647,250 trees of over 200 species in one day. The effort was organized by the Ecuadoran government under an initiative called “Siembratón.” Ecuador’s record was set based on the number of species of trees planted. “There is no record in history of similar events involving over 150 species,” a Guinness Records adjudicator told AFP.

    Volunteers reportedly sowed an estimated 216 species of trees across some 2,000 hectares of land in 150 locations ranging from the Pacific coastal region to the Amazonian basin to the high Andean mountains. The diverse climatic terrain likely helped in the small country plant so many different species. Trees included alder, wild cherry, willow, cedar, rosemary, lignum vitae, myrtle, podocarpus, carob, cholan, laurel silk guarando, eugenia, mahogany, paper tree, walnut, fig tree and arabisco.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Smart.

    Ecuador has been on a bit of a rise lately and a lot of it is due to "cleaning up" of major areas in the country as Ecuador's tourism industry continues to rise. Americans are also retiring in Ecuador in waves since Ecuador utilizes the American currency and is dirt damn cheap to live in compared to living in the US. Having a million dollars doesn't last you forever up here but can make you a king down there.

    Planting diverse species of trees with good positioning can help in Ecuador with their "clean up" plan.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    What I learned from Ecuador is when visiting Quito drink LOTS of water.

    J/K, this is a great record to have.

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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Not all Guinness records are completely pointless. I hope other countries start trying to break it.

    What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador | ThinkProgress

    On Saturday, in often sweltering heat, more than 44,000 people in Ecuador reportedly sowed their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by planting 647,250 trees of over 200 species in one day. The effort was organized by the Ecuadoran government under an initiative called “Siembratón.” Ecuador’s record was set based on the number of species of trees planted. “There is no record in history of similar events involving over 150 species,” a Guinness Records adjudicator told AFP.

    Volunteers reportedly sowed an estimated 216 species of trees across some 2,000 hectares of land in 150 locations ranging from the Pacific coastal region to the Amazonian basin to the high Andean mountains. The diverse climatic terrain likely helped in the small country plant so many different species. Trees included alder, wild cherry, willow, cedar, rosemary, lignum vitae, myrtle, podocarpus, carob, cholan, laurel silk guarando, eugenia, mahogany, paper tree, walnut, fig tree and arabisco.
    That's great.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Not all Guinness records are completely pointless. I hope other countries start trying to break it.

    What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador | ThinkProgress

    On Saturday, in often sweltering heat, more than 44,000 people in Ecuador reportedly sowed their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by planting 647,250 trees of over 200 species in one day. The effort was organized by the Ecuadoran government under an initiative called “Siembratón.” Ecuador’s record was set based on the number of species of trees planted. “There is no record in history of similar events involving over 150 species,” a Guinness Records adjudicator told AFP.

    Volunteers reportedly sowed an estimated 216 species of trees across some 2,000 hectares of land in 150 locations ranging from the Pacific coastal region to the Amazonian basin to the high Andean mountains. The diverse climatic terrain likely helped in the small country plant so many different species. Trees included alder, wild cherry, willow, cedar, rosemary, lignum vitae, myrtle, podocarpus, carob, cholan, laurel silk guarando, eugenia, mahogany, paper tree, walnut, fig tree and arabisco.
    I'm really hoping on getting down there at some point soon, a great place. Contrast with the nightmare that Honduras has become since the libertarians took over.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I'm really hoping on getting down there at some point soon, a great place. Contrast with the nightmare that Honduras has become since the libertarians took over.
    It's between that and CR for retirement.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's between that and CR for retirement.
    I was supposed to go to CR 3 weeks ago...couldn't get a flight to Dallas...I fly standby...grrr
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I was supposed to go to CR 3 weeks ago...couldn't get a flight to Dallas...I fly standby...grrr
    Business? I've been checking it out, very nice. I still need to check out Ecuador.
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Business? I've been checking it out, very nice. I still need to check out Ecuador.
    No, I retired from the airline biz. I fly free, when there is a seat. Was set to fly into Liberia then on to Tamarindo. Was able to go to Kona instead. But I just got bennies to go to Ecuador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Panama, Brazil, etc. Been to Argentina, Peru and Chile....lots of spots on the map I need to fill in, when I have time and an empty flight...
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    Re: What Every Country Can Learn From Ecuador

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    No, I retired from the airline biz. I fly free, when there is a seat. Was set to fly into Liberia then on to Tamarindo. Was able to go to Kona instead. But I just got bennies to go to Ecuador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Panama, Brazil, etc. Been to Argentina, Peru and Chile....lots of spots on the map I need to fill in, when I have time and an empty flight...
    Too cool.
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