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Term Forest Plantations

Timber tree plantation grown for the rational resource use of wood and other by-products or for the protection and/or recovery of environmental elements such as wildlife, soil, and water. In the Dominican Republic between the years 1972 and 2003, 114,294,483 trees were planted, of which 40,527,828 were planted by individuals and 73,766,655 by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. In 2003 11,379,808 trees were planted, of which 3,855,874 belonged to native species and 7,523,934 to exotic species.

During the 2004-2008 period, 37,565,528 trees were planted in a reforestation effort carried out by the Ministry of Environment, the Quisqueya Verde Plan and other collaborators that included other state institutions and non-profit agencies. The private sector also contributed with the planting of 5,7409,496 trees through forest farming programs .1

The Ministry of Environment proposed a goal of planting 20 million trees in 2009, of which more than 12 million had been planted by October. In 2009, the Quisqueya Verde plan obtained a total 58,826 acres for the implementation of reforestation plans. In 2010 a total of 8,293,917 trees were planted. The most extensive reforestation endeavor was carried out by the Ministry of Environment and Quisqueya Verde Plan. The following table shows the different groups that carried out reforestation work during this period, as well as and the acres and vegetation sown.1

1Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales.> (Consulta: 23 marzo. 2011).

Additional Information
LinkForest trees planted between 1972 and 2003 in the Dominican Republic
LinkForest trees planted between 2004 and 2008
LinkForest trees planted in 2010
Topic  BiodiversityForest resourcesProtected areasUse / land cover