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French Government appropriate ten million francs for a massive reforestation project

France, 1857, zoomable map
07/28/1860
In France, a law was passed appropriating ten million francs for the replanting of trees in various provinces of the country.  Seen largely as a protection against flooding and erosion in mountainous areas, funds were to be spent equally over ten years, the hopes being that the reforestation would produce a quarter of a million acres of new woods.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
 George Perkins Marsh, Man and Nature: or, Physical Geography as modified by Human Action (New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1869), 396.

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