New Poplar Tree Planting

Valley of Ali, Afghanistan


Once again, GHNI has started to grow and demonstrate the Hybrid Poplar Tree Project in the Yakawlang region. Local people were coming annually to ask for new kinds of poplars, which grow fast and are adaptable to the local climate.


It takes two to three years before cuttings may be taken to distribute to farmers. Then the farmers can plant them in their fields as they work toward making their village self-sustainable.


Eight years ago, when GHNI started the previous Hybrid Poplar Tree Project in Yakawlang, locals didn’t know how fast they grow. As they came by, they would see our trees and realize how excellent these trees are.



GHNI Director of the Garden of Peace & Hope


*For purposes of safety and well-being, “Karem” is a pseudonym for the person involved in this project.