Who planted the world's largest man-made forest? What is the desertification process and why does it worry humanity, which is building "green walls" of trees and forests to stop its spread? And also: what do the big forestry projects look like – the arid desert wastelands in different countries around the world.
All of these – plus selected videos later in this article.
Deserts around the world expand with the thrust of the wind
Desertification is when deserts expand with the impulse of the wind, which causes them to spread rapidly in different directions around the world. And deserts bring with them the arid – and semi-arid – desert climate with its distinctive characteristics. The world's deserts have expanded greatly in recent decades, so that countries around the world have begun to act in advance, in order to prevent and stop the spread, which mainly threatens global agriculture.
the Green Wall of China; The enormous project that resulted in the planting of the world's largest man-made forest
China, for example, is rebuilding the "Great Wall of China" – only this time it is green. They carry out forestry projects, in fact, the Chinese have planted the largest forests – which are man-made. To curb the spread of the desertification process. Now they are not building with stones, mortar, sand and rubble in order to stop the enemy masses.
Reality leads humanity to deal with plants for lack of choice, how terrible... A non-profit business does not pay them financially, on the other hand, they have no choice.
See how reality eventually leads us to deal with forests, plants and agriculture, etc.? Without even addressing the reason. Like it or not, we will have to plant in order to survive, return love to the environment and prepare the ground for future generations, because the future is green.
Today the Great Wall of China is green. In contrast to the wall of China, which is notorious for its length and size, which is made of stones and huge blocks, this time it is the largest forest in the world – man-made, which is supposed to help stop the enemy that China has been fighting for many years, which is no less dangerous than the problem of overbirth and overpopulation.
This enemy is desertification, which is a natural process and takes place all over the world, in which the desert spreads rapidly and harms agriculture, man and animals.
In China, this is a large desert area that occupies 27% of China's territory. Most of the desert is concentrated in the east of the country and continues to expand continually until it is partially halted by planting and afforestation.
Forests, jungles and green fields, irrigated by the heavy monsoon rains that prevailed in Saudi Arabia about 10,000 years ago
Saudi Arabia is also dealing with the expansion of the desert and is adopting new technological methods to deal with the situation. When most of us think of the Middle East and Saudi Arabia, we immediately think of a scorching sun, an endless ocean of sand dunes, and one of the most unwelcoming climates on the planet. This was not the case in the not-too-distant past.
About 10,000 years ago and before it was a place of grasses, forests, jungles and green fields, irrigated by the heavy monsoon rains that prevailed in Saudi Arabia at the time, just like the climate of tropical Southeast Asia today.
Thanks to enormous water resources deep underground, Saudi Arabia will be able to turn the desert into agricultural land, with the help of new technologies, including Israeli developments in irrigation, agriculture and energy.
The walls of trees planted throughout Africa
Across Africa, 11 countries plant walls of trees – from east to west of the continent, just below the southern tip of the Sahara desert. In order to combat the effects of climate change by reversing the desertification process.
In the Land of Israel they have been planting for 100 years
The JNF has been operating for about 110 years, even before the establishment of the State of Israel. And in fact, before that, Israel was all desert wasteland – with swamps and very sparse vegetation. KKL-JNF has turned the desert into a green paradise – and there is always work and ambitions to develop more. In any case, Israel is also coping with the desertification process and the JNF is dealing with the situation successfully, even taking into account all the fires that have destroyed decades, if not hundreds, of work. And the task is not yet complete.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, which integrates educational programs on agriculture for children, such as planting days for children in schools (according to my memory from the school), including tours of the plant environment and learning about different plant species, flowers, shrubs and trees. In addition, there are organizations and groups that have come together and are working to preserve the forests in Israel by planting new trees.
"For every 1 tree that falls, we will plant 10 new trees"