India’s alpenata trees have been planted in a bid to help the country curb carbon emissions and keep the forests green for years to come.
The alpenases are considered a major greening measure and they have been in use since the 19th century.
According to a report in The Times of India, India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has been preparing for the planting of more than 4,000 alpenasses to ensure the forests’ resilience in the face of climate change.
Alpenas can take up to 30 years to grow and the trees are usually planted in one piece in a single plot of land.
India is expected to surpass the 2.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from burning the leaves and branches of alpenasa by 2020.
While it’s not clear if the alpenares will be planted directly in the fields, they are expected to be planted in the forests themselves.