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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Planting Trees is the Easy Part

Done properly tree planting is a hope filled expression of love for nature. But making a hole in the ground and dropping in the seedling is only the beginning. Nearly all planted trees require years of care including watering, weeding and even fencing to become established. Ill-conceived mass tree planting efforts are failing in Nigeria and worldwide because of failure to plan for this aftercare and other issues like using the wrong species in the wrong place. This is but one misunderstanding regarding tree planting and the environment.

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1 comment:

Dave Coulter said...

You are absolutlely right. In my experience you can count on 10% mortality even with really good follow-up care. This is a tragedy.