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Border Collie with a Backpack Full of Seed Helps Re-Seed the Forest After a Wildfire

After forest wildfires in the Maule Region of central Chile had stripped much of the land of vegetation, the task of re-seeding the land fell on a brave trio of border collies.

The dogs were outfitted with special backpacks filled with seeds. When they run around, the backpacks released native seed.

Photo: Martin Bernetti


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If there is a danger of mudslides that will kill people. reseeding quickly can help hold the soil. Plus after a fire there is a crust on the soil surface which needs to be broken so water can soak in and not runoff. Some places use livestock to help with that and dogs will work too.
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