Tree growing and woodlots

We support schools and communities to grow trees for firewood, poles and as future sources of timber for their domestic and commercial needs. For long, we have been establishing one-acre woodlots in selected schools including in Central and Eastern Uganda. The tree growing activities help make students understand and appreciate more the need to protect and conserve their environment.

Communities face a challenge of land shortage to support the growing of trees, and even those with some land choose the least fertile land for tree growing. Those without land will practice agro-forestry or boundary planting to protect their land. In such a way, trees become very important in securing land as a property in Uganda.