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Project Overview

Aforestation for Wood and Carbon Credit

The major cause of global warming today is depletion of greenhouse effect owing to deforestation. This practice by man in under-developed and developing countries is because of Poverty and lack of knowledge on alternative means of wood production for income and home use. In our country Nigeria, 90 per cent of our forest has been depleted, more than 50 per cent of the forested area in Nigeria is found in Cross River State of Nigeria. This reserve is ending the State millions of dollars carbon credit from World Bank which has prompted the state government to band logging of wood for private and commercial purposes, but little have the Government achieve in preventing inhabitant completely from going into this forest to log wood for money since they failed to addressed poverty from the scratch and did not provide alternative means of wood production for income and private uses. This business will use modern farming practices to regenerate a forest in a deforested piece of land for wood and carbon credit which will in turn create wealth, jobs and income. This project will plant trees and leave for short duration, long duration and as reserved trees (matured unharnessed trees). The short duration trees will be allowed five years before cut for making particle wood and paper mills while longer duration tree will be grown for fifteen years and above before cut to produce hard wood. Wood cut at any given time will be replaced immediately at the ratio of 1:3, which is every one tree cut at a time; three will be replaced or planted to continually increase our reserve trees. This project seeks to maintain between fifty thousand to one hundred thousand matured trees as reserved subject to increment but can never be depleted at any given time.

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