Taking a poplar stand: Trees save companies money, clean up polluted land

Posted by Trish Riley, December 22, 2010

Lou Licht once was a polluter — aiding and abetting companies that spewed toxins into the air and water.

Today, he hardly could be greener.

With a quick-growing, toxic-zapping tree and a patented technique, Licht cleans up the types of messes he once helped create. His professional and environmental interests are wrapped up in trees, and he hopes to apply his work in Iowa.


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