This Man Planted a Tree Every Day for 35 Years and Created a Forest Larger Than Central Park

In 1979, 16-year-old Padma Shri Jadav “Molai” Payeng was devastated when he stumbled upon a pile of dead snakes, scorched to death by extreme heat on the banks of Majuli Island in Assam, India.

That day he decided to do something about it. Who knew that he would still be planting trees, 35 years later.