- urge /urj/
- administration /ad-min-uh-STREY-shuhn/
- incentive /in-SEN-tiv/
- enhance /en-HANS/
- timber /TIM-ber/
[verb] – to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing
Investigators urged that the site’s safety protocols be improved.
[noun] – the people in an organization who manage its business and operations
The school administration made the choice to cancel the trip.
[noun] – something, especially money, that encourages a person or organization to do something
The financial incentives given to developers of new solar power technology included cash awards.
[verb] – to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
Things like this enhance one’s quality of life.
[noun] – trees that are grown so that the wood from them can be used for building
These trees are being taken care of for timber.
Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots set a goal of planting 18 million trees by 2030 two years ago. This will need the planting of 900 hectares per year on average. However, statistics reveal that only 200 to 300 hectares are currently afforested each year. According to Brian Murphy, CEO of the timber company Balcas, they have a lot of spare land that is not producing and is not being used productively, and that could be used for forests. Each hectare could absorb 12 to 20 tonnes of carbon per year throughout its life, which is a lot of CO2 removed from the atmosphere. He also stated that this will assist Northern Ireland in meeting some of its numerous climate goals.
- Have you tried planting/gardening? Could you tell me about it?
- In your opinion, what is the importance of planting trees?
- If you were to plant a tree, what would it be? Why?
- Do you support the UK forestry industry organization in their initiative?
- How does planting trees help lessen the effects of climate change?