April 14, 2021
Million Tree Project Launched in collaboration with Bhutan Ecological Society and Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
One of our partners, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), launched the Million Trees Project yesterday in Kabisa, Thimphu. The event was graced by Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the Royal Patron of BES, and Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor, the Minister for Agriculture and Forests.
To be implemented over the next five years, the project aims to plant an average of 200 to 300 trees per acre and will ultimately nurture over one million high-value tree crops across Bhutan. These trees are specifically chosen for their capability to generate annual and long-term income for rural farmers by producing fruit and other materials as they mature. The project will also significantly add to biodiversity and help buffer the impacts of climate change.
Today, in collaboration with local government officials, around 200 fruit trees were distributed in Kabisa, Thimphu. Another 3,000 trees were distributed in Zhemgang, Tsirang, and Trongsa as a part of the launch.
The Bhutan Foundation is happy to support the Million Trees project! We look forward to seeing the saplings grow strong into the future!