The African landscape is characterised by its trees. If you see a picture of an umbrella shaped acacia and we know immediately that that is Africa.
The older streets of Zambian cities and towns are shaded by indigenous trees, planted when the cities were established. These trees give the streets their character. New streets and booming industrial areas have either no trees at all or trees that may not survive for the benefit of future generations. We are aiming to encourage the planting of indigenous trees in parks and gardens, on private and public land, along streets and around factories, in housing complexes, in graveyards, on farms, on reclaimed land – anywhere and everywhere.
WHY PLANT INDIGENOUS TREES
Indigenous are home grown, they are local, native, occurring naturally in a defined area.
We aim to encourage the use of indigenous trees because indigenous trees:
MYTHSTAKES about INDIGENOUS TREES and SHRUBS
This web site describes some indigenous trees and shrubs found in Zambia, what they look like and where they can usefully be planted. Most of the trees are available at our nursery but not all.
The web site is incomplete. We are continually adding trees and shrubs as well as missing photos. If anyone would like to participate in this exercise or have comments, please contact us.