Tree planting underway for 2018

Farmers in Laclubar and Soibada have started tree planting for the 2018 wet season. A total of 47,300 trees are being planted including 27,700 Mahogany and Casuarina at Laclubar, and 19,600 Mahogany and Teak at Soibada. All trees are raised in 20 farmer owned and managed nurseries (13 nurseries in Laclubar and 7 nurseries in Soibada). Nursery owners earn an income from sale of trees. Everyone will be praying that the rain continues until trees are firmly established and growing well!

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Left: Maria Da Silva, local field worker and helpers delivering seedlings to farmers.

Right: Farmer and his children inspecting their Casuarina trees!

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Left: Proud farmer showing his Mahogany seedlings

Right: Planting seedlings in the field

 

 

Author: redpandabhutan

I am Project Leader for Darwin Initiative funded project on "Sustainable rangeland management to protect red pandas and herder livelihoods in Bhutan"

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