Published on the 1st of November, 2018
The DSWT continued to offer tree saplings to community members especially in the Mtito region. Community lands have been mapped out for reforestation efforts by the counties. Among the trees said to do well in this ecosystem are the Neem tree and the Melia which have been donated annually by the DSWT. This year 500 neem saplings were donated in the month of October.
This month the DSWT also launched a new project aimed at inspiring school children to start planting trees early. The two-pronged approach involved a large-scale seed-balling initiative in Chyulu Hills National Park (CHNP) and a tree planting competition involving 731 school children from 4 different schools also bordering CHNP. The project was made possible by the sale of carbon credits by the Chyulu Hills Conservation Trust, which is a partnership between DSWT and several other stakeholders in the Chyulu Hills, committed to protecting this incredible ecosystem.