It has been reported that the number of saplings planted within the scope of the afforestation works carried out in Gaziantep in the last 7 years has exceeded 20 million and the forest assets of the city has increased to 17 percent.
Kahramanmaraş Forest Regional Manager Mustafa Koç, In a statement to the AA reporter, Gaziantep's; within their area of responsibility in terms of forest presence Turkey's most poorest region of; areas he reminded that he was in the Southeastern Anatolia Region.
by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, in slogan scope ''More green Turkey''; for to plant trees all over the country, that it's done serious work in recent years; and He stated started to give results, that these studies.
Koç stated that they care about planting trees that will bring income to the people of the region when make afforestation.
"In this context, the number of saplings we planted in Gaziantep for the total plantation between 2012 and 2019 has exceeded 20 million. About 6.5 million of these are in the tree group we call income generating. Among these, pistachio, olive, almond, hawthorn, sumac and pistachio pine come first. As part of these studies, we have been doing a large scale plantation in Gaziantep since 2001. "
"Thanks to these forest presence is increasing very seriously.
In 2001 in this city, while the forest assets were 12 percent, this rate increased to 17 percent. Through reforestation efforts, we made in Turkey if; we are entering the top three in the world at any time. We are one of the rare countries, in the world, increasing to number forest presence." used expression.
Stating that they carried out various campaigns throughout the year in order to encourage tree planting in the public and private sectors, Koç said that every campaign has reached its absolute goal.
Stating that they instill foreign fruit trees in the forest besides planting seedlings, explained that they provide farmers with various seminars and grant support on efficient tree planting and pruning.
1 million 447 thousand saplings were planted on the TAG Highway.
Koç; Turkey's longest and busiest motorway, said that they plaster arms for to replant of the Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep Motorway (TAG).
In this context, Koç stated that they carried out afforestation works on an area of 5 thousand 530 decares in 136 kilometers within their responsibility areas, and said: "As part of the greening of our highways, as of the end of 2019, we have completed afforestation works in a total of 88 kilometers. In total, we have brought 1 million 447 thousand 510 trees to the soil. The remaining 48 kilometers between Narlı intersection and Nurdağı will be afforested next year. We will ensure that the passengers who are less affected by noise and air pollution and have a pleasant travel in a two-way green belt band.
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