Saplings were planted in Antalya, Mugla, Isparta and Burdur due to the 11 November National Afforestation Day.
Saplings were planted in Antalya, Mugla, Isparta and Burdur due to the 11 November National Afforestation Day. Governor Ersin Yazıcı, who attended the planting ceremony, said that they love the forest and the tree, and that they want to leave a greener country for future generations.
During the ceremony, 3 thousand 500 saplings were brought together with the soil
Emphasizing the importance of trees for clean air and water, Yazıcı stated that they planted saplings to breathe for the future. Antalya Regional Director of Forestry Vedat Dikici also stated that Antalya is the province with the highest forest assets in Turkey with 1 million 172 thousand hectares. Stating that 56 percent of this is forest area, Dikici said, “Last year, 60 thousand hectares of forest fire in Antalya burned in the biggest forest fire in the history of the Republic.
The cleaning of the region has been completely completed. At the end of the year, the greening works will be completely finished.” Stating that there are unfounded claims on social media that “the region will be opened for construction”, Dikici said, “The biggest fire was again in Tağıl before. Take a tour there. Not even a poultry house was built for reconstruction. It is working to transform all burned areas into forests. 10 years later in Manavgat. It will be completely restored.” said.