'Let's Plant Trees'
Some of the trees and plants have fruits everyone can identify, some trees have fruits rarely seen and some have no fruits at all. But a high number of them are there for tree lovers at the month-long National Tree Fair 2016, which began in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar two weeks ago. The slogan for this year's fair is “Let's all plant trees; on plains, on hills and in coastal areas”. Farmers from across the country showed up with their plants, trees and saplings -- some fruit bearing, some just for their wood and some for flowers. Different species of mangoes, berries, jackfruits, litchis, oranges and lemons were key attractions. Visitors say the prices of the trees, saplings and plants are affordable and many were seen leaving the fair with truckloads of trees and plants. The fair ends on August 31.
Photo: Anisur Rahman