Arbour Day--Mar 21-- in Iraq is a national holiday during which Iraqis plant donated trees as part of the National Re-Forestation Scheme.
LV Kassem arrives by car.
CU Kassem steps from car and salutes.
SV The Director General of Forests addresses crowd.
SV Steps from microphone.
SCU Kassem speaks.
SV Section of the crowd.
SV Kassem plants tree.
SV Waters tree.
SCU Director of Forests.
SV PAN..Kassem drives away.
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Background: Arbour Day--Mar 21-- in Iraq is a national holiday during which Iraqis plant donated trees as part of the National Re-Forestation Scheme. Premier Kassem attended a ceremony at Al-Daoudi near the first tree.
Aimed at promoting soil cultivation and reclamation, the Scheme encourages public donations and plantations of trees. A national holiday is proclaimed when Iraqis visit various scheduled sites to plant their trees.