Qatar to grow 16,000 trees for World Cup
DOHA: Desert state Qatar is to grow 16,000 trees for the 2022 football World Cup to plant round stadiums as part of the tournament’s “legacy”, organizers announced yesterday. The trees will be grown at an 880,000-sq-m nursery in the northern part of Qatar, then replanted close to the football stadiums in the run-up to the tournament in six years’ time. More than 60 types of trees will be used, most prominently the sidra, which has grown in the harsh Qatari desert for many generations, but also ficus and acacia. Water will be supplied by a sewage treatment site close to the nursery in Al-Shamal.