Restoring our forests is our biggest responsibility. It is one important gift granted to us by our mother nature. There are two terms reforestation and afforestation. Although they are used more often when it comes to our nature, both the terms concern the same area. It is important that we truly understand the correct meaning and importance of both the terms so that we can take them seriously and always try to protect our nature.
Reforestation has been apparently defined as an establishment of a huge forest cover especially in the areas where there are no forests and they have been cleared due to some or the other reasons. The major reasons could be in order to use the land for agriculture or mining. Afforestation is basically the establishment of the forests in the areas where there were never any forests or green trees previously. It is also done in order to cover the areas with forests where the greenery was missing for a long time. It also leads to the creation of the new forests and green areas. These activities and processes are basically initiated by the human action. These processes are also known as forest cover regeneration or forest cover establishment. There are many countries who have taken the initiatives for reforestation and afforestation. The green belt movement is one of those movements which was founded in 1977 by Wangari Maathai. It helped to tackle a lot many environmental and social issues like poverty, inequality and water insecurity. This movement has been declared as the most well-known symbol of reforestation. Stripping off the forests has affected the ecosystem in a very bad way and it has not been healed ever since. Every citizen in the country should have the forestry ambitions and should aim to grow the forest cover.
Planting a single tree can be a big blessing. It is not difficult to create a new forest cover or regenerate our forests if we all stand together in this mission and work with full cooperation for our nature.