Jadav Payeng vouched to himself that he would he would plant a tree for the rest of his life, until his last breath. Since 1979 Jadav has planted a tree every day on his home island Majuli. He has helped promote wildlife reproduction on the island, thanks to his work. After planting for almost 40 years of his life, he has grown an entire forest which is now home to Elephants, Deer, Tigers, Rhinos and other tropical creatures. He has had trouble with tree cutters in the past, but he has always stood his ground, Jadav said that they have to cut him before they cut his trees.