Polwaththa eco lodge, Kandy mountains Afforestations and Reforestation

Afforestation and Reforestation-
It provides a supply of timber, fruit, and fodder for cattle apart from crop production
It prevents soil erosion
It enables better retention of water
It shields crops from excessive wind and sun damage

In terms of the environmental benefits, planting trees is always beneficial whether it takes place in a barren land or is used as a method to regenerate a depleted forest. Trees help check atmospheric carbon dioxide; large scale afforestation can curb the problems caused due to burning of fossil fuels, industrialization and so forth. Afforestation is the process of planting trees, or sowing seeds, in a barren land devoid of any trees to create a forest.

The term should not be confused with reforestation, which is the process of specifically planting native trees into a forest that has decreasing numbers of trees. While reforestation is increasing the number of trees of an existing forest, afforestation is the creation of a ‘new’ forest.

Educating and working with local people from the surrounding villages as well as providing jobs. Khiri Reach will assist in identifying local species and teach how to collect seeds naturally from the forests, how to grow and care for a wide range of native species that can then be planted and replanted in the correct manner by both locals and tourists.