The University of Gondar College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Department of Forest Sciences, is fulfilling its great national responsibility by implementing annually its seedling transplant program and producing and distributing native and foreign seedlings of great importance to the community.
In recent years, especially in connection with the ongoing national Green Legacy Initiative, it has been known that tree planting campaigns have been carried periodically. Similarly, the seedling transplanting program, which has been going on in various rounds for the summer of 2021, ended today, September 8, 2021.
Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and Teachers, as well as other members of the University community, including Dr. Asrat Atsedeweyn, President of the University of Gondar, participated in the program. More than 2,000 local seedlings were planted on the day and a total of 49,360 local and other seedlings were planted in the summer of 2021, said Dagim Fiker, Head of the Department of Forest Science at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. He also thanked the stakeholders for their cooperation in this year’s seedling transplanting program. He added that the seedlings have been planted in places throughout the city.
Dr. Asmamaw Alemu, a lecturer in the Department of Forest Science at the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, said the seedlings, which were planted at the university’s Fasil Campus today, will be used as seed sources and will be grown with good care. Dr. Assamaw added that they have taken steps to ensure that the seedlings are fully attended too.