Pakistan

Pakistan is famous for its sky high mountains, lush green valleys, mighty rivers, beautiful lakes, rich culture, ancient heritage, and diverse cuisine. Pakistan contains Asia’s most spectacular landscapes as it extends over an area of 882,000 km2 with having great diversity of ecological regions and enormous amount of natural resources from the Arabian Sea in the south to the Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush (HKH) in the north.

Pakistan is the world’s fifth-most populous country (having a population of almost 227 million), and is also an ecosystem of geographic diversity, thus offering homes to countless animal and plant species. The latter alone consists of nearly 5,700 species of vascular plants, including an estimated 2,000 medicinal plants and 430 trees species recorded in Pakistan. Aside from its dry winter season and the spring season that follows afterward, the country has its own share of hot and rainy monsoons, which – depending on the severity – can cause droughts and floods respectively. The country, unfortunately, also has a high rate of deforestation, along with hunting and pollution that counteracts its intention to lead in the drive towards natural restoration. Fortunately, though, the government has established protected areas and wildlife sanctuaries to remedy the issue.

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Planning approved, in development

Status

5 Acres

Area

3,000,000

Potential Sapling Output

Dr. Usman Bajwa

Manager

5

Jobs Created

About the location

We have chosen this area due to its geographical and demographical location, loamy soil texture (best for planting trees), fertility, rich in nutrients and rolling terrain (gravity rain fed). Loam soil has the best properties among the different types of soil for tree-planting. This area will be a great Carbon Sink Park tree planting demo site because its only 1.5 hours’ drive from the capital, where all the climate activists and think tanks reside.
Latitude: 33° 7′ 45.27″ N
Longitude: 73° 46′ 35.80″ E

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About the trees

We have team of Holistic Land -Management experts, they perform quantitative and qualitative research of local vegetation of project site. The plant and tree species selection for afforestation is being made using following criteria such as Carbon Sequestration capacity, the cost of plants, reproducibility, growth rate, environmental compatibility (soil compatibility, temperature, rainfall requirement, moisture level, fire hazard, diseases), environmental effects (transpiration rate, evergreen or not, soil erosion control, beauty, wildlife attraction, soil stabilizer) and uses (medical, constructional, edibles or fodder).We plant all type of native trees in natural way to get maximum plant biodiversity which itself attract the local wild animals and birds.

Casia Fistula/Indian laburnum/Amaltas

It can be planted for the restoration of degraded lands and restoration of woodland. It is a medium tree with maximum height of 20 meters. It is a medicinal tree with the advantage of flowering and fast-growing. The tree can withstand a moderate amount of shade, is drought resistant, but not frost hardy.

Cedrus deodara / Deodar / Himalayan Cedar/Family - Pinaceae (pine family)

The pine family includes many of the well-known conifers. They are gymnosperms (cone-bearing seed plants). The Deodar is a well-known high mountain tree and it grows in a wide range of high Himalayan habitats. It is an important timber tree. Best growth is achieved in deep soils. Deodar is a dominant, erosion-control and soil-conservation species.

Pongamia pinnata / Indian Beach Tree / Sukh chain

It controls soil erosion. It is also drought-resistant and well adapted to adverse climatic conditions and soil moisture conditions. It is also grown as a windbreak and shade provider and is also used for medicinal purposes.

Erythrina / Flame Tree / Gul e Nishter

Grown as a hedge plant or shade tree. They generally fix atmospheric nitrogen and have nutrient-rich leaves that make an excellent soil-enriching mulch. Often have open crowns that do not overly restrict light, and are also often quite thorny. Used as living fences to provide boundaries and livestock-proof hedges.

Phyllanthus emblica / Indian gooseberry / Amla

Amla is commonly known as Indian gooseberry or Nelli. It is known for its high medicinal properties. Its fruits are used for preparing various drugs. It is used to cure different diseases. Amla is used in shampoo and many food items like jellies, pickles, etc. it is a small tree with a maximum height of 18 meters.

Terminalia arjuna / Arjun

It has Medicinal uses. It is planted near wells as roots of T. arjuna are believed to purify and cool the water in the wells. It helps to reduce soil erosion on the river and stream banks through its root mass. The maximum height of this tree is almost 30 meters.

Azadirachta indica/Neem, Nimtree or Indian lilac

It has many uses in various types of medicines. It cleans the air and provides oxygen even at night. It is very helpful in conserving water. Plants can grow under its shade.

Dalbergia sissoo/North Indian Rosewood/Sheesham

It has medicinal Uses. It is used as a windbreak and shelterbelt and as a shade tree in intercropping of orchards, mango, tea, and coffee plantations. It is commonly used for erosion control and soil stabilization along stream and river banks. It is also valued for its ability to increase soil fertility through nitrogen fixation and is intercropped for these reasons as well.

Bauhinia / Kachnar

It is a popular ornamental tree and its flowers are used as an ingredient in many Indian and Pakistani recipes. It is also used in traditional medicine to cure asthma, ulcers and digestive problems. It is a multipurpose tree that is planted along highways for the atmosphere and soil pollution safety in Pakistan.

Mangifera indica/Mango/ Aam

Mango trees provide fruit, firewood, poles, organic matter for soil amendment, living fence posts, shade, soil conservation and cattle feed (the rotting fruits). Wealthy and poor households managed mango trees in the same way. In Medicinal uses, the slender branches are used as toothbrushes to treat toothache. The flowers are used to repel mosquitoes.

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