UAF holds awareness walk to mark national tree plantation day


FAISALABAD: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) held an awareness walk to



mark national tree plantation day aimed at creating the awareness among the people about the



blessings of trees.



The rally organised by the Department of Forestry UAF was led by Vice Chancellor Professor



Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan. The rally commenced from Admin Block was concluded at Faculty of



Agriculture.



The participants were carrying placards inscribed with

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Wapda launches tree plantation campaign


TISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has launched its ‘One Million-Tree Plantation Campaign’, which aims at planting one million trees at various Wapda projects in the four provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJandK), Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) during the two plantation seasons of the fiscal year 2016-17.

To mark launch of the campaign, a ceremony was held at Islamabad. Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry

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Accused in olive tree scam yet to be punished


ISLAMABAD: The people involved in the olive tree scam, which was unearthed earlier this year, have yet to be penalised, though the evidence clearly indicates misappropriation in the project that is worth Rs2.44 billion.

The project was part of the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) aimed at promoting olive cultivation across the country to reduce the hefty edible oil import bill.

The National Agriculture Research Council (NARC) in November last year awarded a tender to a

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Maple-a magic tree producing more sweetened sugar




Maple is the tree of the magic, a tree having the capability of producing sugary sap called as maple syrup. This syrup has the taste like the table sugar infect it has the more sweetness than the simple sugar. The trend of the world is being changed about the utilizing the sugar so we can say that the maple syrup is the sugar of the future. People are being shifted towards the maple syrup because it contains more sweetness than the sucrose. The 100 grams of the maple syrup contain 7% of

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Neem – a miracle Tree




NEEM (AZADIRACHTA INDICA) IS a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is native to India Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Neem is a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 15-20 m (about 50-65 feet) tall, and sometimes even to 35-40 m (115-131 feet). It grows well on dry, stony, clayey and saline soils. Neem has tendency to withstand severe drought. Neem tree normally starts fruiting after three to five years. In above10 years it becomes fully productive, from the tenth

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KPK launches billion tree drive




Staff Report ISB: Government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa in collaboration with IUCN launched its billion-tree campaign as a contribution to the global Bonn Challenge on occasion the World Environment Day in Islamabad. It calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020. IUCN President, Xinsheng Zhang was specially invited on the occasion.

A large number of representatives from civil society, federal and provincial government, and the media were

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KPK launches billion tree drive to contribute in global forestation campaign


Staff Report ISB: Government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa in collaboration with IUCN launched its billion-tree campaign as a contribution to the global Bonn Challenge on occasion the World Environment Day in Islamabad. It calls for the restoration of 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020. IUCN President, Xinsheng Zhang was specially invited on the occasion.

A large number of representatives from civil society, federal and provincial government, and the media were present

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