Published: 2020-01-15 12:48
Last Updated: 2020-01-15 13:18
The vegetation cover constitutes 3.7% of the total geographical area of Jordan, while trees constitute 63.7% of Jordan's vegetation, according to statistics issued by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA).
"In 2016, the total number of fruit trees amounted to 23.6 million. However, the number decreased in 2018, reaching nearly 21.8 million trees”, according to the Department of Statistics (DOS).
The following figure shows the area of fruit trees in Jordan between 2010-2018:
The following figure shows the number of fruit trees in Jordan between 2010-2018:
On January 15 of every year, Jordan celebrates the Arbor Day as a national day to encourage individuals to plant trees and to practice various activities that will contribute to preserve the vegetation cover and protect it from the human activities that may cause damage to the environment, including overgrazing, burning, tree cutting.
Trees are symbols for fertility, vegetation, and a clean environment. In addition, they are symbols for building and developing the earth.
Trees are considered as one of the world's major food sources. Trees are often called the "lungs of the world" because they exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the atmosphere.