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MASSIVE TREE-PLANTING PROGRAM PLANNED.

Jamaica's Forestry Department is planning to plant 2,000 hectares of trees by the year 2000, reports CANA (May 28, 1998). The Forestry Department said its private planting program will offer seedlings and technical advice to landowners who would like to plant trees on their property. Thus far 206 persons with 1,518.43 hectares of land have been registered and 13,060 Blue Mahoe, Jamaican Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, Cedar, Spanish Elm and Caribbean Pine seedlings have been distributed. There is growing concern here at the rapid rate of deforestation which has seriously damaged watershed areas and caused extensive soil erosion.
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Date:Jul 1, 1998
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