« Nearly 28,000 trees planted in Madagascar » by LEMUR CONSERVATION FUND

March 30, 2020 by LCF

A few weeks ago, we wrote about plans for nearly 28,000 trees from six nurseries which we support in Madagascar (Madagascar tree planting increases). We’re pleased to share that they have now been planted by our reforestation teams at three sites near Marojejy National Park and Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve (ASSR).

At a tree nursery
At a tree nursery
Loading the lorry
Loading the lorry

Forty-nine different tree species were planted: primarily native endemic species such as Raphia palms, Canarium, Hintsia, Calophyllum, endangered rosewood and ebony, as well as fruit trees and cash crops such as coffee and cloves requested by local residents for planting in villages.

Carrying the seedlings
Carrying the seedlings

Trees were planted inside Antanetiambo Nature Reserve and Anolakely Nature Reserve and private land near ASSR.

Many thanks to our reforestation partners for making this possible:

Forest Madagascar
Graine de Vie
Green Again: Madagascar
Macolline
Missouri Botanical Garden
Ranoala

Digging
Digging
Planting
Planting