Planting at Vyamboni

by Community Forests International on April 7, 2009

 Several community members helped to transport the seedling to the site and facilitate planting. The mvinje (Casuarina equisetifolia) seedlings planted will be harvested for boat masts, poles for construction, tool handles and fuel within 5 years based on this trees remarkable growth rate. Mvinje grows in dry, infertile areas and stabilizes soil through nitrogen fixing bacteria found on its root nodules. After a full days work, about 3000 seedlings were planted on land previously prepared by community members.

In the video below, Mbarouk Mussa Omar, of Community Forests International’s partner organization MICA, instructs Pembans on the proper way to handle and plant seedlings.

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