The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) has launched the project entitled ‘Fruits for all’ on 11th February 2019 at the Ecological Park in Changangkha, Thimphu. The initiative was inaugurated by Dasho Kinlay Dorjee, Thimphu Thrompon. Green spaces within urban Bhutan remain underutilised and devoid of functional value and character. To remedy this, BES proposed to plant fruit trees in green open spaces across all major urban centres of Bhutan. The initiative will add character, functional and ecological value to open and green urban spaces and also, contribute to the appreciation of nature and trees by providing access to fruit trees for urban residents.
Precisely, 85 saplings of 5 different fruit species (15 Cherry, 18 Apple, 32 Peach, 10 William Pear and 10 Apricot) were planted in 8 different locations across Thimphu city. The initiative will cover other Dzongkhags, subsequently.
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