District Range Forest Officer Chakwal Sher Afzal Raja has said that with the active participation of the masses including district administration and Insaf Tiger Force, the massive tree plantation campaign is yielding positive results as hundreds of kanals of barren land has so far been turned into dense potential forests apart from making the present forests more dense and wide.
He was speaking on Sunday after planting a sapling in connection with Tree Plantation Week.
Assistant Commissioner Chakwal and workers of Insaf Tiger Force also planted saplings on the occasion.
Sher Afzal Raja said the district range forest office also pursuing a vast campaign regarding making the public aware of the importance and need of trees.
“Insaf Tiger Force workers are dropping pamphlets and hand bills at door steps of houses, schools, colleges and offices inscribed on with the significance and want of trees in our lives,” he added.
He said the motivation of the masses resulted in planting hundreds of thousand trees on private land while the forest department’s employees are also working very hard to make the forest dense and wide.
“Coordinated and integrated efforts of government and public shall bridge the gap between the population of trees and human”, he mentioned.
The District Range Forest Officer said that under the 7 days tree plantation campaign, a huge number of saplings have been planted to make the Prime Minister’s 10 billion tree tsunami a success.
He further said the forest department has also set up special counters at different points of all districts and tehsils of the division from where general public can buy sapling at nominal rates.
“Different types of saplings are being provided to government office free of cost and to the general public at nominal rate of Rs. 2 per sapling,” Sher Afzal Raja concluded.