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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At Least 1,000 Reasons Why You Should Plant Indigenous Trees and Shrubs

To the indigenous plant enthusiast a frequent refrain from gardeners and farmers is, “why bother trying to try and find and use indigenous trees and shrubs when there are so many wonderful exotic species that are already well established in Zambia?” The answer requires a short digression into plant ecology.   The more we discover […]

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