Monday, September 30, 2013

Conjunctive methods of watering trees planted in barren land by SEVAI.


SEVAI: injecting water to trees in barren land-afforestation efforts

SEVAI injects water to the roots of trees in barren lands of Kulitalai Taluk of Karur District to withstand the drought. It applies the conjunctive use of water for trees watering. SEVAI (www.sevaingo.in) a Trichy based NGO devotes considerable time and energy to planting trees even in barren lands as trees are more than a token symbol of environmentalism; they are in fact key components to global ecosystems. SEVAI encourages people of Therkkuvasal of Pappakkapatty Panchayat in Karur District to plant their barren land with various local trees. Community members are enthusiastically responding the reforestation programme. They work very hard to clear stones in the land, plant hardwood trees, build fences with stones to protect trees from livestock.SEVAI does not only encourage people to plant trees but also prepares the local people to make sure that they will be responsible in planting and preserving the trees planted. Trees for the Future is dedicated to planting trees with rural, to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future. Trees have always been a key symbol of the environmental movement. Trees act as natural filters of our air. Through the process of photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon in their trunk, branches, leaves, roots, soil and foliage, while releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. A fundamental requirement for all animals is a supply of oxygen. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees and other vegetation supply us with this vital gas. One mature tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people to inhale in a year. The removal of trees from the landscape can have disastrous repercussions in terms of making such areas more prone to landslide. Erosion control most frequently involves the planting of tree, shrub or grass species. The roots of the vegetation bind the soil and prevent erosion. The instance of flash flooding has been shown to be reduced by the presence of forests. Also in areas prone to drought the addition of trees to the landscape can aid in the conservation of precious water resources. Trees slow down water runoff after periods of heavy rainfalls and help to recharge underground water-holding aquifers. -Govin

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