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West Java, Indonesia Law Requires Newlyweds Plant And Care For Trees (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/02/10 03:52 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:15 PM ET

In this clip from Reuters, Tara Cleary reports from Indonesia's West Java province, where a new law to fight deforestation is making newlyweds go green.

The program, "Couples Caring For The Environment", requires newly married couples to plant and care for five trees. The seedlings are generally brought by the bridegroom as a dowry for the bride. The initiative is an effort to help repopulate native greenery in Indonesia, much of which has been destroyed to make room for agriculture.

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