Nurturing of Plantation in Hejo

As part of celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of our beloved 4th Druk Gyalpo, Wang Region of NRDCL had carried out plantation at the crematorium area in Hejo, Thimphu during August 2014. 

While the survival rate for the planted seedlings was good, some could not withstand the cold winter weather. In order to fill up the empty areas created thus and also add some more seedlings in the remaining spaces, the Region hadreinforced the plantation works with a view to ensure 100% coverage, survival and growth.

On 13th May, 2015, a total number of 145 poly pot seedlings were transported from ChangkhagphuNursery and planted along the river side in Hejoto fill up the empty spaces.Out of 145 numbers of seedlings, 22 numbers each of Blue Pine, Spruce, Hemlock, Rhododendron, Cypressesand 35 numbers of Oak seedlings were planted.

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Replacing the weathered ones

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New seedlingsplanted along the river side

Out of this, 89 numbers of seedlings were new plantation in left over spaces and 56 numbers were replaced.Those newly planted seedlings will be individually fenced with off-cuts to protect from stray cattle. The maintenance of plantation like watering and weeding are carried out from time to time.