Tree plantation means planting trees more and more. Since the dawn of civilization, man has a close relation with nature. Trees are part and parcel of our environment. Man has made friendship with trees. Trees are useful to us in many ways. They are our friends. They give us food, fruits, medicines, woods, flowers, shades, etc. Trees play an important role in our life and economy. They also give us oxygen and take in carbon dioxide.
They keep the balance of the environment. Bangladesh is a lower riparian country. Upper levels are the best suitable places to plant trees. Sea beaches and low-lying unused hinds can be used for tree plantation. They protect us from various kinds of natural calamities like floods, droughts, storms, cyclones, etc. There are many roads and highways in our country. We can plant trees on both sides of these roads and highways. Again in the villages, there are many proper places that can be used for tree plantation. The sides and areas that are lying unused can be used, too.
June and July are the best time for tree plantation. The tree plantation program should be expanded to the remote corner of the country. An attempt should be made to make the illiterate aware of the importance of trees. Trees are our best friends. They are a great source of food and vitamins. As a result, people can keep their body fit and sound by taking fruits. Again we export fruits to many other countries and earn a lot of foreign exchange. Trees are our constant companions in our day to day life. We use them for various purposes. We can not think of our homes, houses, residences, etc. without trees. Trees bear a great impact on the climate. If we destroy trees at random, one day the country will turn into a great dessert. Cutting down trees causes serious damage to the soil. It also causes global warming which may bring about a serious cause of sufferings to human beings in the near future. Again there will be no rain and as a result, the country will face a great crisis because ours is an agricultural country and our economy is dependent on agriculture. Again our agriculture is dependent on rain. So trees play a vital role in our climate. Trees keep the soil strong. Trees save us from floods and many other natural calamities. It is needless to speak of the importance of trees. It is not possible to describe the importance and uses of trees in words. They are part and parcel in our day to day life. We can not think of our existence without them. Rabindranath says – Back thy forest, take your town.
Our government has also launched a massive and ambitious program regarding tree plantation. We should not use and destroy trees at random. Awareness should be raised and campaigns should be launched to motivate people for tree plantation. Rather we should plant trees more and more for a better, happier and healthier life.