Seedlings For Zone 10
Seedlings Are Used For Restoration Projects
The concepts of restoration and reforestation have come along way from their roots in the early 20th century. When reforestation first started, forward thinking countries in Scandinavia moved ahead by replanting simultaneous to cutting trees down.
Other locations, such as the Pacific Northwest of the United States, did not take up replanting until the latter part of the 20th century but caught up in earnest after taking up the practice.
By the turn of the 21st century, the fear of global warming made many countries start to get involved. One of the more famous attempts at planting for restoration or to stop desertification is in Mongolia, where the goal is to plant over a million trees with the backing of several non-profit organizations. The thought is that by planting, they will protect the sensitive steppes and stop the Gobi desert from continuing to grow.
Among the seedlings that are often used in North America, pine tree seedlings and oak tree seedlings are two of the most popular. Pine tree seedlings tend to grow faster than many other species and can replenish a former forest area within a couple of decades.
Oaktree seedlings take longer to grow but provide a different type of cover to a typically different climatic kind of environment. Because oak trees require more space, they are normally planted more sparingly when the land is not intended for commercial harvesting at some point in the future.
Other types of tree seedlings that prove popular are redwood tree seedlings on the West Coast of the United States, and poplar tree seedlings where ever fast growth is required because they can be used to develop paper products.
Other reforestation projects that have become quite popular include one on the island of Java in Indonesia, where both marriages and divorces must consist of some seedlings that are to be used to restore the forest that used to spread across the island.
Germany is also at the forefront of the movement towards setting and reaching permanent levels of forest on their land. On the heels of announcing that they had generated over half the power in their country by using solar power one-day last year, they announced that over 30 percent of the country was now considered forest land and that they intended to continue to increase that amount.
Efforts like that mirror those of NGOs or non-governmental organizations and private trusts that have been buying up land in countries in South America and other places that can't always afford to set aside land to make forest preserves. The private interests, therefore, reforest the land and then protect it by keeping it off the market and away from the hands of those that would clear-cut it without replanting.