More forest in Uganda!
December 7, 2007 7:40pm CST
KAMPALA - Uganda will plant millions of trees in the next four years at a cost of US$253 million, as it tries to restore dwindling forest cover to 30 percent of its area from 22 percent, the government said on Wednesday. "Our aim is to plant trees in our forest reserves but also to encourage those who own private land to plant," said Moses Watasa, spokesman of the National Forest Authority. "In four years, we think we should reach 30 percent cover," he said.
• Marion, Kansas
8 Dec 07
That is, of course good news. I have always planted trees and hardy shrubs on my properties. It is something my mother, my dad, and all of my grandparents did. I live in town, but I have had comments from people like pizza deliveries that I live "way out in the boondocks", because my house is nearly invisible from the road. If every household planted whatever trees they could, our earth would be in much better shape.
21 Dec 07
Well, it's a positive thing that their government have done. I hope other nations will follow them because we owe it to the earth some of the resources we have taken already, like woods from trees. We only need to plant trees which we can use after a few years. It should have been this way for all nations, you cut a tree and then you plant a tree to replace the one you cut. It's only being done now that most forests are dwindling already. It's a positive approach for our environment. Only lacking the political will.