TTT Uganda

25, 000 Trees

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With funds from private donors, UBoC are planting more than 25,000 Terrific Tropical Trees in Uganda with the International Tree Foundation at The Amuria Schools Tree Planting Project in Eastern Uganda. This scheme encourages local people to value and plant indigenous trees; ‘Save a Seed for the Future’, and aims to raise the awareness of children, teachers and parents about tree planting.

The project is training teachers and children to manage tree nurseries at ten primary schools and so raise 25,000 seedlings of two ideal native trees – Maesopsis and Markhamia – for children to plant in woodlots at the schools, and for parents to plant around their homes and farms.

In Uganda, training of ten teachers has started on nursery establishment, management and tree planting, green clubs have been formed in 10 schools, nursery equipment and seeds have been procured, and nurseries established to raise at least 15,000 seedlings of Maesopsis eminii and 10,000 seedlings of Markhamia lutea. Mr. Samuel Ojelel, Head of Environment Department reports ‘We shall immediately embark on seedling raising asap so that at the onset of second rains in July we are planting.’

Here is Toby talking through the photos (below) he took on his visit to the area in early 2018.

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United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction advice, and help to arrange compensation for unavoidable carbon emissions