Charity foundation completes afforestation programs

March 11, 2017

TEHRAN — Barekat charity foundation has completed afforestation programs on the outskirt of Tehran province which will be implemented as of today, IRIB reported.

Following the supreme leader’s decree on protecting the environment and preserving vegetation, the charity foundation has carried out afforestation programs on 1,000 hectares of land in southeastern, southwestern and northern districts of the province.

Saltbush, haloxylon, pine, cypress, mulberry, celtis australis, olive tree, barberry, Russian olive, etc. are of the trees planted in the area.

Regarding persistent air pollution, dust particles, and desert spread posing problems for Tehraners such afforestation programs would help in enhancing air quality in the city.

Concurrent with this program another afforestation program stretching over 2,000 hectares of land will initiate in border cities suffering recurrent dust storms.

MQ/MG

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