Why it's important for Somalis to plant more trees

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  1. Factz

    Factz

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    Somalis need to realize that tree is literally everything. Have you ever imagined what the world would be like without trees? The benefits of trees extend beyond their beauty. If we plant trees back home, it will offer social, environmental, and economic benefits.

    Somalis should start planting more trees. If we manage to plant millions of trees all over the country then our country will turn 100% fertile and the amount of rain water it'll provide will be tremendous.

    I mean trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people. Let's not forget trees produce moisture to the sky creating rain clouds which supply a lot of water and, trees with deep roots also help prevent soil erosion keeping the soil wet and fertile.


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    I mean look at Israel for example. They were able to turn their desert lands into fertile farmland just by planting trees. What is stopping us Somalis from doing this? The areas that aren't fertile back home is simply dry soil which can be easily fixed by modern-day irrigation and tree planting.

     
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  2. yaanyuur

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    the charcoal businesses need to grow trees or be made to stop their business
     
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    Exactly, we also need to stop and educate the Somali nomads to stop cutting the trees down. To keep the vegetation and prevent soil erosion is to convert all Somali nomads into agro-pastoralism. This would be the first step to help improve the environment and end drought/famine once and for all.

    We need to encourage engaged Somali couples to plant a tree in their wedding and basically follow the Reer Gabiley tradition. We also need a program for the Somali youth in their schools to plant trees at least three times a year. It would be an amazing idea if we made most of the Somali population to participate a large tree planting campaign annually.
     
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