Reforestation Assessment December 2013
- 450 trees planted by the parents association
- 100 trees planted by students from Zahana’s school
- 1200 trees planted by the villagers.
Fiarenana, our other village, is the leader in the reforestation efforts with 11,798 trees for this season!
It is very encouraging for Zahana to see that the tree planting has indeed taken root in our communities. Please keep in mind that Madagascar is in the Southern hemisphere and it is summer and the dry season right now, when it is too hot to plant trees.
We had been inquiring with our partners in the villages how they came up with such a precise count of 11,798 trees planted? Most people would say “almost 12,000”. But the secret is in the book (see photos). Maintained by our Zahana gardener each tree planted is meticulously recorded, with the number of seedlings and the name of the person who planted it.