French Government appropriate ten million francs for a massive reforestation project
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)
George Perkins Marsh, Man and Nature: or, Physical Geography as modified by Human Action (New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1869),396.