Afforestation


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afforestation

[a‚fär·ə′stā·shən]
(forestry)
Establishment of a new forest by seeding or planting on nonforested land.

Afforestation

 

the cultivation of forests in areas that previously did not have them, by sowing seeds or planting young seedlings or saplings. The selection of afforestation methods is determined by economic considerations and by soil and climatic conditions. Different methods of sowing, such as broadcasting and drill seeding, are used. Planting stock grown from seeds and obtained from cuttings is used in afforestation.

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To a question he said activities under the program conducted during 2016-17 included afforestation in Conifer Forests of Murree and Rawalpindi North Division at 570 acres, dry afforestation in Attock Forest Division at 100 acres, Soil Conservation in Murree and Rawalpindi North Divisions at 141500 Cft, Construction of Water Harvesting Devices were 82 Nos, Afforestation along Water Harvesting Devices were 104,140 Nos, Natural Regeneration Enclosures were 62 Nos, Fencing/hedges at 26000 Rft.
People in general especially those who focus on socio-political and spiritual aspects of the society, are apathetic towards mundane things like afforestation of the catchment areas in a country.
For that purpose, they have to maintain species- wise records of compensatory afforestation.
For decades, China has made afforestation efforts to attempt to curb the desertification of areas around the Gobi Desert as it expands, and to help fight global warming.
Abu Dhabi - Increasing the celebration programmes during the UAE's Afforestation Week underscores the government's determination to move forward on the course charted by the late founding father, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, said Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water.
The afforestation of maritime pine which was practiced by the French for the protection of sand dunes around Terkos Lake in 1880 and the eucalyptus afforestation which were planted as the decoration plant in the stations of AdanaMersin railway line in 1885 are considered to be the first indications of afforestation in Turkey.
Second, it encourages afforestation, reforestation and forest management projects, conducted in close cooperation with municipalities, civil society and national non-profit organizations.
In 1994, Government of Pakistan (Ministry of Environment) planned excessive afforestation in order to increase forest cover in the country which was less than 6% of total area at that time.
In recent decades, afforestation of agricultural land has been one of the major changes in land use in some developing countries (e.
TMCI) held a signing ceremony on August 26 marking its agreement to carry out the Toyota Green Greater Beijing Economic Zone Fengning Afforestation Project.
Director of Forestry Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ziad al-Jibawi said the afforestation area in Syria reached 509,000 hectares by the end of 2010, stressing that the natural afforestation estimated at 233,000 hectares and the industrial one 276,000 hectares.