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We’ve left trees in the lurch so badly, they’re forced to grow hands and then take matters into them. This one’s reduced to panhandling on the street to support its rainforest relatives.

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Actually, this particular tree isn’t alone — it has some human allies. The sign was put up by German nonprofit Oro Verde to raise awareness about the group’s work conserving rainforests in South America, the Caribbean, and Indonesia. As far as I can tell from the Google Translated site, none of that work involves growing hands on trees … though it might not be a bad thing if a tree could punch a guy.

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