LEAVING NO SCHOOL BEHIND IN TREE GROWING
DKF TREE PLANTING IN MUGUMO-INI PRIMARY SCHOOL~NYANDARUA
Rainfall is the most efficient source of water for crops and trees. Sufficient soil moisture content enables tree seedlings to adapt faster in the new sites increasing their survival rate. The trees later help with rain formation by completing the water cycle through transpiration by their millions of leaves.
In the current rainy season, the demand for tree seedlings has increased especially in schools with little or no tree cover. Demand for timber for school furniture, wind breaking ability, need for firewood, requirement to reduce soil erosion among other tree benefits continue to lure more schools into tree growing.
Dedan Kimathi Foundation has continued to serve schools that have requested for tree seedlings and voluntary site preparations and planting. Today, Wednesday 5th April 2023, the foundation Green Army engaged Mugumo-ini primary school in 1200 cypres tree seedlings planting session in their school situated at the farthest of South Kinangop near Nyandarua-Nakuru border. The team had a brief climate change sensitization session before planting the cypress trees known to have a very high timber value in addition to maturing a bit faster.
To actualize the 15bn presidential tree growing plan, Dedan Kimathi Foundation continues to empower hundreds of schools to grow trees by helping them with tree seedlings, offering technical support and conducting tree planting exercises with them.