WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF AFFORESTATION ON ENVIRONMENT

Asked by 100.akash | 17th Sep, 2008, 09:27: PM

Expert Answer:

Afforestation is the process of establishing a forest on land that is not a forest, or has not been a forest for a long time by planting trees or their seeds.

Varous benefits are -

  1. Increased ground water level
  2. Increased rainfall
  3. Balanced water cycle
  4. more water holding capacity of soil.
  5. Decreased pollution level
  6. better natural balance
  7. provides habitat for organisms, therfore better biodiversity.
  8. decreased chance of floods & droughts

Answered by  | 17th Sep, 2008, 09:58: PM

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