Along with Visakha Puja day, today is also Thailand’s National Tree Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MNRE) has held a tree planting ceremony promoting the national strategy to increase the country’s green areas over 20 years.
The Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Varawut Silpa-archa has led a tree planting ceremony celebrating National Tree Day at Wat Pa Lelai Worawihan in Suphan Buri.
On this occasion, the Environment Minister has invited the general public to sign up to the MNRE’s campaign to plant 100 million trees, in celebration of His Majesty the King’s royal coronation.
Members of the public can participate in the campaign by signing up to it on the Royal Forest Department website. So far, some 44 million people have already signed up.
The Royal Forest Department is distributing seedlings to the general public who wish to plant trees, available at Seedlings Plantation Stations across the country.
The MNRE is moving forward with campaigns to increase the nation’s green zones to cover 55% of the country, in line with the 20-year National Strategy. The MNRE is aiming to plant trees on 64,000 hectares of land (400,000 rai) this year, covering national forest reserves, conservation forests, community forests, mangrove forests, and peat swamp forests.