Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Air Quality

The Billion Tree Project In Pakistan Is A Success

The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Also, nine million eucalyptus trees were planted in Heroshah in 2015-2016 by 16,000 laborers. They are a fast-growing species, so they can provide benefits to landscapes which have been stripped resulting in problems with erosion.“We are 100% confident that the figure about the billion trees is correct,” said Kamran Hussain, a manager of the Pakistani branch of the World Wildlife Fund.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_QwfB7i67k

The enormous project was only started several years ago, and cost the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government $169 million. About 5.2% of Pakistan is covered by trees.

Excessive tree cutting and some devastation by the Taliban years ago contributed to the loss of Pakistan’s tree cover. Mohammad Jawad, a forest officer for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said, “it is largely believed that the Taliban have destroyed 80 percent of those forests.”

Some people living in heavily forested areas were receiving annual royalties from logging, but after the Taliban cut so many trees for themselves their earnings dropped by as much as 90%, reportedly.

The UN has noted multiple important benefits generated by forests, saying “Forests provide many significant resources and functions including wood products and non-wood products, recreational opportunities, habitat for wildlife, conservation of biological diversity, water and soil, and play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle. They support employment and traditional uses, and biodiversity.” They also prevent erosion, provide shelter and food for animals and generate oxygen. Some trees produce for food humans and forests are extremely valuable to human economies.

If would like to see the value of tree benefits in your area, enter your zip code in this tree benefit calculator.

Image Credit: Daud Ahmad99, WikipediaCC BY-SA 4.0

 

Advertisement
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Hello, I have been writing online for some time, and enjoy the outdoors. If you like, you can follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JakeRsol

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

Looking into EV charger options? There are lots out there, but this high-performance newcomer even plants a tree with every purchase!

Agriculture

How do native trees and proper care for newly planted trees make a difference in their success in carbon capture and ecosystem renewal?

Climate Change

Planting trees is a necessity to help remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, it’s not enough. Yes, there has been a lot of awareness...

Cars

The high demand for electric vehicles has led to an increased personal awareness of one’s impact on our environment. For me personally, writing for...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.