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Taif Blooms With 150,000 New Trees Planted to Fight Desertification

The project is spearheading Saudi Arabia's Green Initiative to transform the landscape and foster environmental sustainability.

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Taif Blooms With 150,000 New Trees Planted to Fight Desertification

150,000 trees have been planted within Saiysad National Park in Taif, as part of the Saudi Green Initiative to plant 10 billion trees by 2030.

The newly planted trees, including varieties like jujube, acacia, seyal, and Vachellia flava, alongside dodonaea and henna plants, are hoped to enhance the park's biodiversity and provide vital habitat for local wildlife. The project strategically targeted eight locations within the park, ensuring a widespread distribution of the new trees .

Beyond its environmental benefits, the project also aims to revitalize the park as a recreational destination. The National Center for Vegetation Cover Development and Combating Desertification, responsible for the initiative, has introduced 17 temporary investment opportunities in the park, encouraging the development of eco-friendly tourism options.

Community and volunteer efforts focused on afforestation and cleaning are underway as well, making the park more welcoming for campers and caravans alike.

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