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  • KP tree ‘tsunami’ nursery workers remain unpaid for six months

    But she goes back home empty-handed like the rest of the 80 to 90 daily wage earners who work at the government-owned nursery in Basti Sherkhan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Haripur district...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, basking in the success of its Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project (BTTAP), had enthusiastically and hurriedly announced a much bigger Ten Billion Tree Tsunami (10BTT) project when it came to power...

  • Can I re-pot the plants I bought from the nursery?

    The problem this year is, once the fruit reaches four to six inches in length, it starts turning yellow, then shrinks and falls off...

    Quite often, an un-pollinated flower sets fruit which, exactly as you describe, begins to develop and then gives up, shrivels and drops: the rot starting from the flower / blossom end...

  • Pakistan’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ gains momentum

    The torrential rains and landslides during April in northern Pakistan’s resulted in the deaths of more than 140 people and left widespread destruction...

    ”Malik Amin is also advisor to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, and the architect and chairman of the party’s “Green Growth Initiative”...

  • Indonesia agrees to increase fruit import quota for Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Indonesia has agreed to expand the quota and period for import of fruits from Pakistan under the preferential trade agreement, an official told Dawn on Thursday...

    Pakistan’s exports to Indonesia have dropped by almost $100 million ever since the implementation of preferential trade agreement (PTA), whereas, Indonesia’s exports have almost doubled during the post preferential treaty...

  • End to ban on tree harvesting, transportation demanded

    PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad has called upon the provincial government to lift the five-year long ban on the transportation and harvesting of windfall and dry standing trees in Malakand and Hazara regions...

    It feared since the condition of the already dumped timber has deteriorated, the relevant people as well as the exchequer could suffer heavy losses
  • Man found hanging from tree in Rawalpindi in alleged 'honour killing'

    The body of a 23-year-old man was found hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Rawalpindi district, police said Saturday...

    On the complaint of the deceased man's brother, police have registered a murder case against four men, including Muneer, who are suspected to have fled after killing the man and hanging his body to a tree in Thalla Kalan, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, on Thursday...

  • Tree plantation ceremony at F-9 Park

    Hungarian Ambassador Istvan Szabo and Graham Balchin, CEO of MOL Pakistan Oil & Gas, the large Hungarian company working mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, held a tree planting ceremony in the Fatima Jinnah Park...

    Murtaza Abbas, the regional adviser for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan, also underlined the importance MOL places on environmental issues in its work, including awareness creation through tree planting ceremonies and park...

  • GARDENING: DON’T CRITICISE YOUR MANGO TREE

    There is a huge mango tree in our Karachi garden...

    It is about 35 years old and gives 400-500 mangoes each year, but the problem is that it could give twice this amount as about half of the fruit falls off in the initial stages of growth...

  • FIA begins investigation into alleged corruption in tree plantation campaign

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has begun investigating alleged corruption in a tree plantation campaign along Islamabad Highway...

    “Certified true copy of record pertaining to the project, spring tree plantation campaign, erection of poles and fencing with barbed wire may urgently provided to proceed further,” the FIA letter, which is available with Dawn, said...

  • Ancient British tree undergoing ‘sex-change’

    LONDON: A British tree thought to be up to 5,000 years old has started to change sex, a “rare and unusual” phenomenon not fully understood by scientists, a botanist said on Monday...

    The Fortingall Yew, in Perthshire, central Scotland has for hundreds of years been recorded as male, but has recently begun sprouting berries, suggesting that at least part of the tree is changing gender...

  • Elephants force Myanmar villagers to tree-top refuge

    TAIK KYI: Pushed from their forest home by encroaching farm land, wild elephants are driving fearful villagers in a Myanmar township to seek refuge in tree houses while the animals storm their rice paddies looking for food...

    “We have had to move our huts into the trees, so we are safe,” explained San Lwin, who dashes several metres up a tree to his thatch-roofed shelter when the elephants are near...

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