Planting has resumed at REGUA for the 2016 season, we have started just before our summer rains in a grassland area in a property supported by the Danish Travel Fund.
Although REGUA had only a World Land Trust grant to plant 5000 trees we decided to take action and plant a much larger area as a result of a grassland fire a month ago. The scorched grass gave us a head start in preparing the planting of our trees. REGUA had close to 80 native tree species ready to plant and then purchased a further 20 species from local INEA nursery to add to the tree diversity.
Extra hands were found in the local community and equipped with one petrol driven digger we have already planted half the area. A road was also made to acccess the higher areas. Tomorrow Famath University workshop students have requested the opportunity to plant 300 trees a offer we accepted with pleasure.
Replanting trees needs every ounce of help!
P.S since this article the sun has come out and the rains have stopped so our planting is on hold for a few days until the next rains come.