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Nation to Plant more than 8 Billion Trees

Nation to Plant more than 8 Billion Trees

Preparations are being carried out to plant more than eight billion tree seedlings across the country in the coming rainy season, the Ministry of Environment and Forest said as ENA reported.

The country has been planting trees in millions since the Ethiopian millennium in a bid to increase the forest coverage of the country and now the Ministry is working in collaboration with regional states to plant the stated number of trees with the aim to increasing forest coverage of the country through preserving the existing forests and planting trees on barren lands, once were dense forests.

Although there is no data to tell the status of forest coverage in the country, the planting of trees over the past consecutive years is believed to raise the size of areas covered with forest. A project is being carried out to know the exact area covered with forest.