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Tree Planting in Kenya


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Friend Sandi Smith-Gill called my attention to a Facebook article about several conservation groups planting 25,000 trees to protect the Mau forest, the largest mountain forest in eastern Africa.

Author Jake Richardson writes: “The 675,000 acre forest catches so much rainwater it is the origin of a number of important Kenyan rivers. One of the rivers, the Mara, runs through the Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is Kenya’s most celebrated wildlife conservation area. This area is world famous, and its fame is well-deserved due to the concentration of wild animals such as lions, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, elephants, antelope, and wildebeests.”

Here’s a photo husband Carl took while we spent several hours watching wildlife along the banks of the Mara with Peter Liech and Jackson Liaram.

Check out the full article to see how conserving water and planting trees combine to create a healthy ecosystem.

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1 comment to Tree Planting in Kenya

  • Judy

    Excellent news and an excellent article. Educating us about the contributions trees make to our world has to be done. So few recognize how important they are. Pete was an undergrad forestry major, so we stay closely tuned. This is wonderful work. The re-forestation should assist with Kenya’s water problem.