Several organizations are working to mitigate this setback by preserving and reforesting the environment. Similarly, the Maintenance & Services and Horticulture departments organized a tree plantation activity in Bahria Town Karachi. Community members and staff came together to plant trees to make our communities safer and healthier by leaving a green footprint everywhere!
A large number of women and children participated in the campaign. More than 200 different species of plants were planted. This process will last until the end of year.
The target for the year is to plant more than 200,000 trees. Out of which, 175,000 are already planted. By year-end remaining 25000 will be planted as well. The focus is on planting bird-friendly and fruit-bearing trees, which would eventually improve the natural habitat for the birds and contribute to the ecosystem through these urban forests.
Fruit trees can contribute to a healthy ecosystem and provide you with the sheer joy of picking out fresh fruit without leaving your house. Fruit trees produce oxygen, providing cleaner air for you and your family to breathe and encouraging wildlife to thrive.
Here is the list of fruit trees which is Bahria Town Planting in the Tree Plantation Campaign:
Falsa, Guava, Banana, Papaya, Mango, Chiku, Jaman
Flowers appear before fruit on a tree! Your fruit trees will look beautiful all spring. Then, throughout the summer, you’ll be able to see the fruit mature on the branches.
Trees for Urban Forest
Neem, Bargat, Alstonia, Kikar, Gul-e-Nishtar, Sumbul Tree, Peepal, Arjun, Catappa, Moringa, Jantar, Jungle Jalebi, Cassia, Pilkan
Environmental Benefits of Tree Plantation
Trees mitigate the urban heat island effect by evaporative cooling and reducing the amount of sunlight reaching parking lots and buildings. This is especially true in areas with large impervious surfaces, such as retail and industrial complex parking lots.Trees improve air quality by filtering harmful dust and pollutants from the air we breathe, such as ozone, carbon monoxide, and Sulphur dioxide.Trees emit oxygen, which we require to breathe.Trees reduce stormwater runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways and may mitigate flooding effects.Many wildlife species rely on trees for their habitat. Many birds and mammals rely on trees for food, protection, and shelter.
Bahria Town’s tree plantation campaign goal was to raise awareness about greenery’s importance and positive impact on the environment.