Michel Martelly Says 1.2 Million Trees to be Planted in 24 Hours
President Michel Martelly has made a ridiculous claim 1.2 million saplings would be planted at seven locales throughout Haiti, in a single day.
Some news agencies believe Martelly has timed this ecological event to coincide with his two-year anniversary as ruler of Haiti.
The goal behind the tree planting is to move toward a five-percent canopy cover by 2016. Millions of trees are felled annually to use as cooking fuel among the very poor.
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