About Us

The nursery these days.

The nursery these days.

Trees-4-Zambia was started by Adam and Clare Pope in the 1990’s.

Picture of Adam

Adam Pope has spent all his life in Zambia. He has worked in the natural resource sector for many years and has been the President of the Wild Life and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ) and of the Kasanka Trust Ltd. Adam started collecting seeds on his bush expeditions, stuffing seeds in pockets, planting them and always seemed surprised when they germinated and flourished. Clare Pope has spent most of her professional life in various countries in Africa and Asia working in social development. She married Adam in 1995 and learnt patience while she waited endless hours while Adam searched for seeds on their way home from various trips.The hobby grew from a rather hit and miss affair to a tree nursery with over 200 different indigenous species and probably over ten thousand seedlings. Clare is particularly interested in the use of indigenous trees in garden and landscape design. She has used indigenous trees in some garden landscaping work and has produced a small booklet in the uses of indigenous trees in Zambia. The challenge is now to persuade the Zambian people that planting indigenous trees is a good alternative to the popular exotic trees that dominate the urban landscape.

Seed collecting

The Trees-4-Zambia nursery is situated on Chifwema Road in East Lusaka. 15°29’17.10″S 28°26’0.30″E

We are open between 9 am and 4 pm Monday to Saturday. And up to midday on Sunday. If you arrive and there is no one about just hoot loudly or phone Sam Susu 0967174697.

Sam Susu is in charge

Sam Susu is in charge