Even though we don't realize, love for trees begins in our childhood. In our short pants days, which one of us can remember that we climbed and ate honey figs in the neighbor's fig tree? Is it possible to forget how we snatched the mulberry trees that were shaken from the tree, or the stains that the black mulberry we tried to eat from the branches made all over us? The plum battles we have fought from the top of the plum tree are now far away. Isn't it true that we cannot forget the taste of the quinces that we have gathered among the neighborhoods and that we have broken and eaten by hitting electric poles?
We meet trees in our childhood and love them for their fruits. When poplar hands begin to blow, red colors and scent of magnolia add another meaning to our lives. When the lilacs and purple clusters of redbuds appear in April, our enthusiasm and excitement are already on their way to new horizons.
In short, the tree is beautiful, the tree is the pearl of nature and we love the tree. Beyond this love, the tree is the insurance and guarantee of our life and our future. Let us know that there is no life without trees. The tree allows people to breathe, becomes a shadow, protects from the sun, gives life, gives fruit, prevents erosion, absorbs the gases polluting the air and cleans the atmosphere of the atmosphere.
Although none of us deny these characteristics, there is a rapid tree massacre in our world. However, the plan should not be cut for any reason, unplanned program. In case of necessity, new ones should be replaced at the appropriate time. The most important reason of climate change that concerns our near future is the “Rain Forests en that have been destroyed.
Despite all the negative behaviors and the massacres of the forests, there are also promising and pleasing developments in our world. I can give Gün World Tree Days olarak as a good example. It was first celebrated in Tanzania in 2013. In 2014, in China, in 2015 in the organization of Eskişehir Wood Market Municipality of our country.
300 guests from 68 countries participated in the celebration days in Eskişehir. Exhibitions, artistic performances, afforestation activities, wood carving workshops and symposiums were organized. At the end of the activities, under the leadership of “IWICS - International Wood Culture Association” the slogan “Wood is good ağaç was adopted.
Another positive approach is “Forest Schools“. They are natural environment schools where learning and teaching methods are used with active participation of students in wooded regions or forests. Students develop themselves with the principles of self-confidence and respect.
They have become widespread in England, Scandinavia, Canada, Germany and the United States. They establish a strong bond with natural life. They are mostly at kindergarten level and their children have a sense of preventing them from being trapped in narrow corridors behind concrete walls.
They adopt nature with a natural approach by using materials such as leaves, seeds and fallen branches that they find on their own in nature and receive ecological education. These students do not participate in negative developments such as massacre of nature, destruction of forests and even against such ideas.
From a personal point of view, my responsibility is not only to love the trees, but I am taking great pleasure in continuing my efforts to make our country reach more trees.
Beyond my small contributions in afforestation, I am truly honored and proud with the four forests I have created so far.
In 2009, we first realized the Ulus Yılmaz Ulusoy Memorial Forest ile with 4,000 saplings in Tekirdağ. Immediately after the enthusiasm we received here in 2012 on the way to Şile 12,000 trees “2. Yılmaz Ulusoy Commemorative Forest. Following these two forests, the saplings of two more forests, which consisted of 12,000 trees in Çatalca and 20,000 trees in Trabzon Sürmene, were untapped.