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Ecosystem Restoration: Indigenous Tree Planting

We’ve planted 33,122 Indigenous Trees so far!

Through our Conservation Roots initiative we have been busy planting indigenous trees across Kenya, Botswana and Zimbabwe for ecosystem restoration, food security and climate change resilience. All essential services for the planet and the local communities. Led by Paul, our on the ground tree enthusiast, we have also distributed 2,075 to communities with workshop sessions sharing information on the value of trees and the reason to plant, nurture and plant more!

The operation in Kenya now consists of three central tree nurseries where seeds are locally collected and propagated until ready to be planted. The Osero Forest has continued to be the focus of ecosystem planting this quarter, with 1,109 indigenous trees planted adding to the Osero Forest of 5,769 trees so far, closing the Phase 1 stage of the forest which was to secure the area, fence it, hire the team and plant 5,000 trees. A thank you to Perfect World Foundation who have been generously sponsoring the forest planting.

With a key focus of Conservation Roots being community engagement and education, 450 trees were donated to communities (250 to community members and 200 donated to two schools). Through increasing understanding and awareness of the value of indigenous trees alive we hope to encourage communities to start to plant their own and to reduce deforestation.

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