Considering the manifold benefits of trees, including that they release oxygen into the air, absorb unpleasant odors as well as harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide from the air and purify it, protect us from dangerous ultra-violet rays, provide us with food and the pivotal role played by trees in preventing soil erosion, maintaining ecological balance and most especially in lessening the effects of global warming, This August HRDN organized tree plantation drive in collaboration with Punjab Forest Department at three different locations to support government of Pakistan initiative for clean and green Pakistan.
Saplings were planted at Tamair Forest Reserve-1 Rawalpindi, Max Care Hospital Misrial Road Rawalpindi and Boys Middle School Kori &Ghosia Market Gujar Khan. Representatives of Local Communities, Union Council Members, Punjab Forest Department Staff, Tiger Force Volunteers, HRDN Volunteers and HRDN staff was present at the event. Tree plantation is not just something that should be done; instead, it is a necessity, the urgent need of the hour. Planting of trees is especially important to protect our environment against air pollution and global warming.