The interaction between the environment and the people living in it should be seamless meaning that people can live in the environment without destroying it. According to memo writing, this ensures that future generations have the same resources that they need to survive. One of the greatest sectors of natural resource management is forestry. People use forests to produce various products. However, they forget that the resource keeps depreciating and therefore needs to be replenished for future generations to have the same share of wood. In my “What You Can Do” activities, I decided to focus on planting trees as a way of replenishing the forest vegetation.
This process starts by planting seedlings in a tree nursery. Seeds of different kinds of trees are planted in small polythene sacks filled with soil. Filling many sacks with soil is not an easy task. These sacks are later used as the planting areas for the seeds. After planting the seeds, I watered them for the first time. This became a continuous process, twice a day. This was one part of the project. The other part involved planting already grown tree seedlings.
Planting tree seedlings can prove to be a challenge to those who are not used to farming. It involves digging up a hole in the ground, loosening the soil, removing the seedling from the polythene paper holding it, the actual planting in the ground, and finally watering the plant. I planted trees at home and in the neighboring areas. To ensure that the trees were able to grow continuously, I had to be disciplined in the sense that I watered the trees twice a day during a week. This proved a challenge since I had to make time to water all the trees, but I knew it was my responsibility to ensure that future generations had a world to live and a resource to utilize.
To contribute to natural resource management, I can plant seeds for people to buy them as tree seedlings. This would ensure that the forest vegetation does not depreciate. Again, pamphlets could be created and given to anyone who buy these seedlings. This would create public awareness about the essential benefits provided by the forest vegetation.