Our tree planting programme started in 2005 when 6,300 trees were planted near the lodge. The growth rate here at REGUA is rapid, and these trees are now maturing into good quality secondary forest, attracting an increasing diversity of wildlife. Since then, we’ve learnt a lot about reforestation; how to prepare the ground, which species to plant and when best to plant them, and this has helped us increase the survival rate of saplings. Throughout the year our rangers and volunteers collect the seeds of pioneer species from the forest, which are germinated in our nursery before being transplanted on to the reserve during the rainy season. With the planting around the wetland now complete, we are now concentrating on reforesting areas of land to join isolated forest fragments. Last year we built a new nursery which has increased the capacity of seedlings we can process, and now the number of trees planted around the reserve stands at an incredible 105,000!! None of this would have been possible without our many supporters, and we would like to say a huge thank you to the World Land Trust, to REGUA staff and to our volunteers for all their incredibly hard work! Below are a selection of photos from the 2010/11 tree planting season (many thanks to Will Freeman for supplying his fantastic photos).