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In Northwest Pakistan, A Plan to Grow Trees and Jobs

A massive reforestation campaign is underway in Pakistan’s violent northwestern province, where authorities plan to plant one billion trees by end of 2018 to help restore deforested lands and provide thousands of jobs.   Dubbed as “Billion Tree Tsunami”, or BTT, officials hope to increase the forested area from 20 percent to 22 percent in a country with Asia’s highest rate of deforestation.  They also hope to improve the livelihoods of as many as 13 million people....

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