For someone like me, whose hands age on a laptop keyboard in an air-conditioned office, planting trees was a much more different experience than I had thought :
- It's not as glamoruous as it looks (unless you are a Page 3 persona, where you just need to sprinkle some mud in the end and pose for the camera)
- Digging takes a lot more strength than you thought it would.
- There could be earthworms and ants in the mud (you realise their existence only when you see them).
Maybe that's the reason there are few takers for the "afforestation" drives.
Or maybe, we have become too much of city people and disconnected from nature :((