A hundred-year old beech tree absorbs 2, 35 kilo carbon-dioxide released by
40 people an hour.
Forest area in Turkey is increasing. In 2004, forest area was 21, 1 million
hectare, and it reached to 21, 7 million hectare at the end of 2012.
21st March has been celebrated as “World Forest Day” since 1975 in Turkey.
Within the context of “National Afforestation Mobilization Action Plan”,
afforestation, rehabilitation, erosion control and rangeland rehabilitation
activities were carried out on 2.420.000 hectare area during the period of
There are 125 “Honey Forests” in Turkey.
There are 120 “Urban Cities” in Turkey.
In our country 21.375 people live within the forest area, and 7.095.650
people in forest villages.
98 percent of forest fire in Turkey is human-induced.
It is intended to instill the love of forest and conscious of nature in 150
thousands children through the Sincan Forest Children’s Theatre.
Forestry Museums in Ankara and Bursa are accessible to the public free of charge
all the year round.
reduce the traffic noise of a 50 meter highway which skirts it up to 20-30
reduced surface flow 15-20 times and erosion 350 times more than bare soil
possessing the same climate conditions.
About 50 kind of pests are effective in our
Forest Fire Management
System ( Early Warning System) was the e-TR prize in the best project category
in 2010 and the most progressing project prize in 2012.
The 10. Assembly of
UNFF was organized in Turkey. It was the first time that the summit was
organized outside of the USA, in Turkey.
There are 11.466 kinds
of natural plants in our country.
There are 1.478 kinds
of natural chordates in our coıuntry.
There are about 54
thousands kinds of natural invertebrates in our country.
There are more than 10.000 kinds of mushroom (fungus) in our
About 40 million tone
oxygen is produced in the forests of our country.