Landscaping – Indigenous Trees and Green car park at Baobab college, Lusaka, Zambia

In September 2012, we were asked to convert the old playing fields into a “green” car park at Baobab college. There was a huge mound of earth which we used to demarcate the car park lines and which we moved by a few men with wheelbarrows.  We planted 230 indigenous trees,  lots of shrubs and some ground cover, […]

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SEED COLLECTION TIME

September and it is seed collection time! Trees-4-Zambia grow all the trees from seed, mostly collected locally. This week we have collected several species of Albizzia, Acacia, Sterquilia, and Croton. We start the seeds off in the new polytunnel, it gets hot and humid and within a few days seeds have germinated and new trees […]

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What Trees (and other friends) are Flowering in September 2018

  I went for a wander in our garden and found so many trees and shrubs flowering. The Bombax flowers were floating to the ground and I thought this is where they got the idea for Avatar from. The large Combretum molle has abundant yellow flowers full of bees and birds. Combretum microphylum was scrambling […]

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