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Tree Planting

The work of nurseries and tree planting is well underway with support from Plant a Tree a Norwegian organization.

Currently there are five nurseries with a total of 85,000 seedlings to be planted in October-December 2012 season

A total of 30,500 trees were planted at six different locations at Central and Western Kenya, and Rift Valley.

11,200 trees were planted on properties among refugees in the Rift Valley.

Why planting trees?

The importance of tree planting in Africa, was hardly thought of before Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, precisely for her tree planting efforts in Africa. But when you see the Kenyan landscape and meet Kenyans who show their enthusiasm for the Wangari Maathai forest in Nairobi, then you realize the importance of tree planting.

Kenya is nearly cut clean of forest. One of the main reasons for this is the need for firewood. When the forest disappears it often leads to the spreading of desert, which leads to poor pastures and barren agricultural land. It is important to reverse this negative spiral so that in the long run will be better for farming and grazing operations.

Some glimpses from plant the nurseries.

We read about the nurseries find pigeon report, CLICK HERE