Qatar took an initiative to make the nation looks green and they are started to make twelve Kilometers of the desert to convert into a forest. This will be the biggest man-made forest in the middle east region. The tree plantation process has been started based on an initial plan developed by a forest development firm from the UK.
The man-made forest project is located at Umm Salal Ali, north part of Qatar and the project is expected to complete by 2014.
The project will have 95000 trees, 2 lakes (28000 square meters), 4 islands, 50 picnic spot, boating, zoo, etc..
A new pipeline connection has made from Doha sewage plant to the forest for the water resource.
Type of trees are planed in the forest are a mixture of native and African that can sustain in the hot weather as wells less consumption of water.
The idea of making a man-made forest is the nation initiates towards the environment protection. in certain extand, it can help to filter air and it will be a good shelter for migration birds.