..Trees planting save environs from many disasters floods – Mohd
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Plant scientist, Geologist, climatologist and other horticulturists in the country have continued to expressed dissatisfaction over the increasing disappearance of some vital plants species that are resistance to climate change and other climatic condition, supporting the fight against global warming, desertification, deforestation in most of the states of Northern Nigeria.
Among them is Aminu Salisu, a kaduna based horticulturist who plants thousands of the trees annually that are resistance to climate change and high temperature with the sole aim of protecting the species of trees against going extinctions.
Young Aminu plant thousands of Mahogany “NEEM” and other trees that are resistance ecology to fight desertification and Erosions annually.
According to him, global warming, timber business, tropical plants diseases, bush fire, firewood exportation and deforestation has contributed immensely to the decline of many plants species which are resistance to all forms of Climatic condition and ecology challenges in the region.
He also note that, many importance trees are gradually disappearing in the forestry day-by-day due to human irrational activities of cutting down of trees for timber purposed and for construction of houses and other domestic activities.
“Hundreds of wildlife were forced into migration as a result of climate change, bush fire and scarcity of other plants in some of the forestry.
The expert said, every year he plants thousands of Mahogany, “Neem” and other economic trees that can support toward protecting the environment against all forms of challenges which can easily affect human, animal and other living organism in the forestry.
While stressing that there are many economic trees and other plant species that are resistance to climatic condition which are now facing serious challenges associated to heat, bush burning, charcoal and firewood business that are fading-out, he stressed the need to find new ways of protecting such historical trees henceforth.
“If you observed, most of our forestry are gradually turning to desert Sahara due to lack of commitment by Volunteers civil societies organization, NGOs, authourities and other stakeholders to tackle the problems”, he noted.
He also said that many species of trees that are supporting the fight against climate change and environmental degradation are gradually facing out, “hence the need to find new ways of protecting them.
Aminu added that Manogany trees play a significant role toward protecting the environment and reduced the speed of sahara desert from turning some of the forestry to sahara desert.
He therefore called on ministry of environment, Non Governmental organization, religious leaders and traditional title holders to equally joined the Campaign against deforestation and global warming.
He also appealed to wealthy individuals to support Government and other environmental agent on trees planting Campaign in other to save the environment against the increased burden of deforestation, desertification and other ecological challaneges currently causing serious problems to the environment.
Similarly, the director African Climate reporters comrade Nurudeen Bello highlighted on the importance of protecting trees species against going into extinctions.
He said, there is need to joined hands with all plants scientists and other stake holders to produce more plants that can grow faster in any place irrespective of the harsh weather condition.
Another environmentalist and plants scientist Mall. Abdulhadi Mohammed of kaduna polytechnic called on citizens to imbibed the culture of trees planting in the environment.
He said, planting trees can save our environment against so many disaster include flood and river bank erosion.