Near the start of the raining season in June 1983, Tony Rinaudo hauled a load of trees in his truck to be planted in remote villages in the maradi region of Niger. Driving onto Sandy soil, Rinaudo stopped to let air out of his tyres to get better traction, and was hit by a sense of futility. For years, the Australian missionary had been working to improve the lives of people in one of the poorest countries in Africa by planting trees. But it wasn’t working. Most of the trees died or were pulled out by Farmers. Standing beside his truck, all he could see was Dusty barren plain, broken by a few scraggly Bushes and he said, “There was no need to plant trees, they were already there and if you allow some trees to grow, amazing things happen and a treasure chest waiting to be released” says Rinaudo.

Tree planting is the process of transplanting tree seedlings, generally for forestry, land reclamation, landscaping purpose. It differs from the transplantation of larger trees in arboriculture, and from the lower case but slower and less reliable distribution of tree seeds. Trees contribute to their environment over long periods of time by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate reduction, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe.

Because trees remove carbon dioxide from the air as they grow, tree planting can be used as a geo engineering technique to remove co² from the atmosphere. The fall planting season is generally considered to begin when nursery stock has hardened off and soil moisture reserve have been replenished by autumnal October

Growing season is the part of the year during which local weather conditions (i.e. rainfall and temperature) permit normal plant. A growing season is the period of the year when crops and other plants grow successfully. The length of a growing season varies from place to place. Most crops need a growing season of at least 90 days. In tropical regions, where it is warm year round, the growing season can last the entire year. North of the 45th parallel, the growing season is generally 4-5 months, beginning in late April or early May and continuing to late September- early October.

Farmers trying to avoid possible rising nitrogen costs by applying the fertilizer to fields before the new planting season may harm their wallet and the environment.  Most nitrogen applied to fields weeks before planting will be lost to the environment not only will it have to be reapplied, adding cost to the producer, but it can have negative effects on nearby water quality.

As the saying goes, ‘a country can not survive food scarcity if it should happen because of the dangers it will bring’, to avoid this, authorities are going above measures by providing materials, funds, lands and helping the farmers. There are different farmers for different crops and each of them have their own planting season but the most common of them all is that of the raining period where the soil is in good shape for planting for example, Crops like maize, rice, soybeans, cotton etc. while those that can be planted anytime but with good resources available are garlic, leeks, Onions, peas potatoes etc.

According to researchers, tree planting, crop planting or any form of planting has mind blowing potentials to tackle climate crisis.



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