Fortifying Roots of Poplar Trees

Recently, I visited our poplar tree project in Yakawlang. The trees are still growing taller, but they currently lack leaves.


Two months ago, following a horticulture engineer’s advice, we did some preventive measures for the trees. We mixed one kilogram of fertilizer with 20 liters of water and poured it on the trees so that the trees will be without disease next year. According to the horticulture engineer, this method is very useful for the trees. It not only prevents disease, but when the leaves get wet with this water, it becomes effective fertilizer for the tree roots. 


In 2018, we distributed 3,720 cuttings to the local farmers so that they can grow their own hybrid poplar trees, which are fast-growing. We will have enough cuttings to distribute this year, and I hope we can help farmers increase to tens of thousands of trees in model fields of hybrid poplar trees.


We have good relationships with all our partners, especially the local government for agriculture management. They often come by to supervise the tree project and are very grateful for GHNI establishing the development of hybrid poplar trees in Yakawlang.

Thank you!

The GHNI-Afghanistan Team

*For purposes of safety, “Valley of Ali” is a pseudonym for the location involved in this project.