Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trees provide green coverage in dry area - SG/OFI/SEVAI Water soil conservation project.

Tree seedlings plantation in Thottiyapatty dry-land area

Trees provide green coverage in dry area - SG/OFI/SEVAI Water soil conservation project.SG/OFI/SEVAI Water soil conservation project promoted in Thottiyapatty watershed area started palnting trees at the guidance of SG/OFI/SEVAI project. Tree growers assembled in SEVAI Watershed Resource centre and a training program was conducted by K.Devendran, the chief project coordinator of this SG/OFI/SEVAI.  In his introduction speech, K.Devendran mentioned, “Trees growing help to protect the environment degradation. Tree planting is important to reduce global warming. According to the environmental protection agencies, planting trees is a must if we want to save our planet. Trees not only remove harmful chemicals from the soil, but also help reduce the greenhouses leading to global warming. The Advantages of planting trees in reducing global warming are: An average size tree creates sufficient oxygen in one year to provide oxygen for a family of four. Planting trees for the environment is good as they are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. If we plant 20 million trees, the earth will get with 260 million more tons of oxygen. One acre of trees can remove up to 2.6 tons of Carbon Dioxide each year. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Trees keep in cheek the air and water pollution. Planting trees is important and evident as they are the natural habitat of the animals and birds, as well as many endangered species. Planting trees means more wood and paper products which can be easily recycled.A newly planted whole forest, can change tones of atmospheric carbon into wood and other fibrous tissue, thus reducing global warming and reduce global warming simply by planting trees for the environment. Rain is decreasing, its pattern is changing and different for each region, temperature is increasing, frequency between rains is more, humidity and soil moisture is becoming less. Fruit trees and fast growing timber trees require good soil, rain and water that the Thottiyapatty watershed area did not have. Thus drought resistant trees have been planted and encourage the farmers to plant such trees in drought prone area so that the area will have green coverage and rain fall will be more than normal in this region”.-Govin

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