We plan to combat deforestation with our tree planting project through educating children, young people and communities about the importance of trees and by planting trees annually in schools, communities, prisons, roadsides & previously forested areas. We work anywhere where we can get Government or local permission and serious community backing.
" Planting Tomorrow Today "
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How you can help!
Is all it takes to plant a tree in a
community forest and provide reforestation education, why not
get fundraising and see how many
trees you can get planted?
Is all we need to change a family forever. A Family Agro-Woodlot will stop the hours searching for firewood and break the cycle of reliance on maize.
Less than 100 years ago, much of Malawi was covered in thick forests but with population growth, the increased need for land to farm and the production of charcoal have led to major deforestation. During the rainy season, the lack of trees is becoming a big problem with large patches of land being easily washed away.
Our tree project encourages communities to plant trees and consider how they might repopulate the environment. At Fisherman’s Rest, we also practice what we teach, with our private game reserve reforested over the last 16 years and caring for a further 500 acres of our forest. It has been a great achievement to be able to plant out over 20,000 trees annually all sourced and grown from our forest.
We have been working with communities planting trees on a large scale and creating bylaws to protect the new forest being planted. A real shift in attitude towards forests has begun as the local communities are now really starting to feel the affects of climate change. As a result of this new respect for the trees and forest mass community planting sessions have taken place planting thousands of trees at a time.
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