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Roots play a crucial role in filtering our water and keeping it clean. But what do they get from us in return? Nothing. Sabri Ben-Achour looks into a plan to reward landowners for letting their land remain natural. Virginia's Department of Forestry is paying farmers to plant trees in the hopes they can save money and protect rapidly disappearing forests.

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