‘Billion tree Tsunami’ versus Timber graveyard in Chitral

Published on: 01/09/2019 | Comments: 1 comment 

CHITRAL: According to the vision of Prime minister Imran Khan, the government has launched the ‘Billion tree Sunami’ program and trees have been planted in good numbers.

No doubt on that, however, the preservation of existing trees has been grossly overlooked and the picture shows a graveyard of felled trees in the form of Timber at Nagar, Mirkhani in South Chitral.

Timber graveyard
A massive Timber Graveyard in Chitral

The timber piled in the picture may have been felled after getting official permit, but the issuance of permits to massacre forests itself is questionable and against the spirit of the Billion trees Tsunami scheme.

With so many resources available today and technological advancements providing alternatives for the use of wood, the defiling of forests under any pretext is a condemnable act and should be stopped forthwith.

There should be complete ban on cutting trees and deforestation for the next fifty years and those people who would be affected financially because of this should be compensated adequately. If people cut forests it is not because they hate trees but because they consider it a source of income, so if the source of income is provided alternatively, the act of deforestation can be stopped effectively. .. CN report, 01 Sep 2019

One thought on “‘Billion tree Tsunami’ versus Timber graveyard in Chitral

  1. When it comes to preservation of anything, money or the environment, frugality is the first important thing.
    Just like preserving the available wealth in national treasury before imposing additional taxes is more important, similarly preserving the existing forests is more important than planting new trees. A new deodar tree takes 30 to 40 years to show results and positive impact on the environment (that too if it survives), but a mature tree cut down shows immediate negative impact on the environment. It is imperative that planners know the difference between the two.

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