Turkmenistan announced the launch of the landing of three million tree seedlings in one of the Central Asian deserts to slow desertification. All young trees should be planted during 2013. In subsequent years, the number of plants, which turn barren land into flowering valleys to increase.
It is known that the half-trained tree specialists will land near the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat and in the city itself. The second part of seedlings intended for other areas of the country. To support the growth of plants and their timely watering decided to lay a network of irrigation canals.
If the campaign is successful landscaping, most of the Karakum desert, which occupies 70% of the territory of Turkmenistan, will turn into an oasis. In Ashgabat, located on the southern edge of the desert next to Iran, appears a great chance to become one of the greenest capitals in Asia.
For Turkmenistan, it is not the first mass combat deforestation and expanding deserts. Last year, the government program was organized by the Lake Landscaping Sapykamysh where environmental problems are very similar to those that are currently in the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.