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Alzaytun Campus Forest

It has been informed above, that before building Educational facilities, College and dormitory halls and other important educational facilities. The Grand Chancellor started with planting a teakwood trees called “MAZ Teakwood”, following by several trees species at the land which was professional planning to be a supporting areas of the up coming Campus.

More than 23 years since the beginning of the tress planting, The tress now became the beautiful Campus Forest and became the natural save belt which is not only given benefits for Alzaytun students and teachers and/or employees, but also given benefit to the local neighbour and the world in general in term of mitigation climate change.

The land used as the Campus forest approximately 600 HA on the starting planning and implementation. Now the size of land became more than 800 HA, which was purchased from the local land owners. The number of trees planted now approximately 800,000 tress mostly Teakwood but there are a lot of species, which now aged 20 – 23 years (mature trees).

It’s has been know that planting trees, not just make the property or the community nicer. But also directly reduce the carbon footprint. To a large extent, trees eat carbon dioxide. However, in addition to that benefit, Alzaytun planted trees in a way to help save energy and generate even less carbon.

A mature tree can consume 88 pounds of carbon dioxide per year as it turns that CO2 into parts of itself. It also releases enough oxygen to supply the individual needs for two years. These two effects help to give the earth a healthier climate.

Beyond the basic biology of trees, they also reduce the carbon footprint in multiple ways. Here are some of the many environmental benefits of our activity:

Alzaytun forests reduce runoff in urban setting. As rainwater falls, much of it gets picked up by trees. Preventing it from ending up in storm drains. On average, a mature tree can absorb up to 1,000 gallons of rainfall that would otherwise need to be pumped and filtered, requiring additional energy.

Trees absorb ozone, which is a potent greenhouse gas. While ozone is helpful high up in the stratosphere, terrestrial production of the growth magnifies global climate change. Technically, this benefit doesn’t reduce your carbon footprint, but its impact is the same.

The shade for a single tree can save the same amount of energy as what 10 room-size air conditioners need to run for 20 hours a day.

Using trees to provide windbreaks around your house can reduce your heating bill — and the attendant energy consumption — by 20 to 50 percent per year.

If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, planting trees is one of the most effective ways to do it. Along the way, you also beautify your house or office as well as potentially increase its value by as much as 20 percent. A nicer home, a better environment and more money in your wallet — if those aren’t reasons to plant trees, what is?

Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, into their trunks, branches, and leaves, and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. In cities, trees can reduce overall temperature by up to eight degrees Celsius. With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities—a number expected to increase to 66% by the year 2050—pollution and overheating are becoming a real threat. Fortunately, trees can absorb up to 150 kg of carbon dioxide per year, making Alzaytun a healthier, safer place to live.