Introduction: “Give back the forest, take your town,” says Rabindranath Tagore. Forests play a vital role in the economy of a country. Forests exert much influence upon the climatic condition of a country. So forests and trees are deeply interlinked with overall development and progress of people. Trees give us food and shelter. They make the land fertile. They save land from erosion. They are as such part and parcel of our life. Therefore, the plantation of trees is very important for our economic development and the development of our brokers flat.
Forest resources of Bangladesh: Bangladesh is a lower riverine country. Lands in the upper valley of a river are more suitable for the growth and development of a forest. As a result, we have no rich forest resources. The Forests of Bhawal, Madhupur, Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the famous Sundarbans constitute our forest resources. Sundari, Garan, and ghewa are the famous wood of our forests.
Trees provide us with food and vitamins: Trees give us fruits and these · fruits satisfy a part of our food requirements. Fruits also provide us with vitamins. Trees of mango, fruit, coconut, blackberry, guava etc. supply us with delicious fruits. Trees solve food problems to some extent. If fruit trees are planted properly, it will provide people with vitamins and help people to get good health.
Scope of afforestation and plantation: There is ample scope for afforestation and plantation in our country. Sea beaches and low-lying areas can be brought under the scheme of afforestation with special types of trees suited to the soil. Shady trees and fruit trees should be planted by the side of roads and high ways. Trees may be planted on all sides of ponds and dig his in villages.
Proper time of plantation of trees: June-July is the proper time for planting trees. Planting week needs to be expanded up to the interior of the villages. Government, officials gifted with proper knowledge of afforestation and plantation may take initiative to popularise tree plantation. Illiterate people of the villages of our country do not know the utility and importance of trees and forests. Motivation 1n this-line will be a fruitful attempt.
Its impact on climate: Trees bear a great impact on the climate. If we destroy trees· at random, one day the country will turn into a great desert The country will bear the consequences of greenhouse effect. Again there will be no rain and as a result, the country will face a great crisis because ours is an agricultural country as well. Again our agriculture is dependent on rain. So tree plays a vital role in our climate, trees keep the soil strong. Trees save us from flood and many other natural calamities.
Conclusion: Ours is a free and developing country. Gone are those days of frustration of colonial rule. Nowadays all of us are greatly conscious and concerned with the overall development of our country. It is our bounden duty to develop our country in forest resources. Development in afforestation and tree plantation will strengthen the backbone of our economy. In this way, we will be able to remove the bad effects-“Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the third world”.
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