ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP):The Forest and Wild Life Department of Balochistan (FWLDB) plans to launch billion tree-plantation campaign to reduce the challenges and impacts of global warming in the province.

Talking to APP on Monday, an official of FWLDB said the upcoming massive tree plantation drive would be kicked off from January for a period of a five years time. “The federal government will also contribute its share to Balochistan in the tree plantation campaign by paying Rs 64 per plant on the 25 percent out of the 1 billion trees in the province,” he said.

He said the department would analyze all types of saplings and there environmental and ecological impacts and then after a complete research the department would finalize the different samples of saplings to be planted with varying cost.

“Our focus would be on planting those types of species which can survive in the area keeping in view the weather conditions,” he said.

The source said the department has also speed up the legal formalities for timely plantation of plants, especially in the coming spring season.

He also urged the people from different walks of life to participate in the tree-plantation campaign in the province and play their part in creating awareness for planting trees among masses. “We cannot achieve desired tree-plantation results without maximum participation from the public,” he said.

He further added that we will appoint an independent monitoring unit, which will supervise the tree plantation at provincial level. “The plantation drive will definitely prove helpful in the changing weather conditions,” he said.

He further said that trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and it may also reduce the effects of flooding.

In order to make it more important he said that fresh air was the the basic need for human to survive, adding that the fresh air reduces the chances of increasing diseases from polluted air.

He said that trees was very important part of the planet as it was the only source to provide beauty to the earth.

He said that trees always been needed for developing the human condition and lifestyle. It doesn’t a make bigger believe that without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful earth.