This March, Riyadh — KSRNR, the King Salman Royal Natural Reserve, and the National Center for Vegetation Cover began planting tree seedlings. The two entities will plant 500,000 tree seedlings on the reserve lands.
The planting operation began in mid-March. It targets planting 400,000 seedlings in Jubbah and 100,000 in Al-Tubayq. The plantation drive is divided into two stages and will end in November 2022. The care and irrigation of the project will continue until 2024.
The reforestation effort is a project of KSRNR and the National Center for Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification.
The project will increase the green area of the reserve and reduce Desertification. It will restore biodiversity to the natural environment and improve its quality of life.
KSRNR has also signed a contract to plant another 100,000 seedlings in the Al-Tubayq this year. This contract also includes care and irrigation services. The efforts will help achieve the objectives of the Saudi Green Initiative.
The tree planting efforts coincide with Environment Week, held annually by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture. KSRNR is working on several additional initiatives in the reserve area.
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Amongst the associations involved are Green Tabuk, the Tabarjal team, and Al-Jouf Volunteer Association. These teams work to achieve environmental awareness in the local communities and cooperate with educational, cultural, and social organizations.