Tree inventory finds 170,000 green trees in Ghana functioning well

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Mr Richard Okyere Amoateng, Donkorkrom District Director of the Forestry Commission, said an inventory of trees produced in the district revealed that around 170,000 different species of trees planted under Green Ghana last year wear well.

The tree inventory gathers data such as tree size, species and location which is vital information for assessing and maintaining a thriving urban forest by tracking each tree and documenting its health, maintenance needs and potential security risks.

Mr Amoateng told the Ghana News Agency in an interview about the performance of trees planted last year under the Green Ghana project that the District Forestry Commission had received around 150,000 seedlings of cassia, teak, ofram, cedrella, leuceania, coconut and cashew nuts to be planted in the last year.

However, he noted that around 170,000 trees have been planted, which is an increase of around 20,000 tree seedlings with the help of residents and other agencies in the district.

To track the growth performance of the trees planted last year, Mr. Amoateng said the records of all individuals and organizations such as schools, churches, mosques, assemblies and others who received the tree seedlings. trees to plant have been documented.

However, he observed that last year’s rainfall pattern threatened the growth of the trees, but “we were able to manage and maintain the trees well in other ways. Also, those who came to collect the seedlings did not disappoint us and I hope they will continue to monitor the growth of the trees every day.”

Mr. Amoateng said that this year, the district office which oversees all forestry activities in the northern and southern Afram plains districts has been tasked with planting 500,000 tree seedlings of which 300,000 have been planted and 200,000 remain to be planted.

“The planting exercise is ongoing and we hope to be able to cover 500,000 seedlings by the end of October 2022 when the planting season comes to an end,” he said.

The Green Ghana project, led by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Forestry Commission, aims to encourage the planting of trees across the country for environmental conservation.

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