Planting 10 billion trees across Saudi Arabia is equivalent to rehabilitating 40 million hectares of degraded land. This whole-of-society effort will help to restore vital ecological functions, improve air quality, reduce sandstorms, and much more.
Trees planted under Green Riyadh program
Shrubs produced in AlUla nurseries
Preparing a strategic framework based on scientific research insights to guide current and future phases of tree planting.
Mapping out the natural, financial, and logistical resources required for tree planting to optimize implementation.
Evaluating the environmental and socio-economic impacts associated with a large-scale tree planting program.
Developing clear guidelines and standards for tree planting to preserve Saudi Arabia’s natural vegetation.
A comprehensive framework is steering implementation to ensure that the 10 billion trees target is reached through a multi-faceted, sustainable approach. Tree planting initiatives will be implemented over several years, with 450 million trees and shrubs expected to be planted by 2030. This will not only improve the environment, but also create new employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for citizens and residents in Saudi Arabia.