Planting
Uganda
savanha forest
REFORESTATION

Uganda offers typical African Savannah planes offering a woodland-grassland ecosystem with abundant rainfalls and periodic droughts while westward in the country the savhanna planes give way to high mountains and lush high altitude forests famous for it populations of mountain gorillas.

UGANDA

We are operating in central Uganda where much of the land is over grazed and the soil has deteriorated.

Our work is with local farmers who are trying to heal their land and secure the soil by growing hardy trees on barren land. Once the trees have established themselves they can make use of agroforestry techniques to grow mixed cultivation for human nutrition under the shade and protection of the trees while the trees themselves provide sustainable food for their livestock.

operational
area
Central Uganda an area with heavy seasonal rain and rich soils but also subjected to period droughts as well as floods which wash away unprotected and exposed top soil.
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climate
averages
Central Uganda is subtropical with temperatures seldom dropping below 25C and has an extended season rainfall season which begins in February, March and peaks in August as the wettest month. December, January are considered the dry season when most saplings are kept in the nursery until the first rains come in February.
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Gulu - Average monthly rainy days over the year
Gulu - Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
Gulu - Average min & max temperatures over the year
Gulu - Average monthly rainy days over the year
Gulu - Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
Gulu - Average min & max temperatures over the year
principle
species
Acacia nilotica
Thorny acacia Acacia nilotica  are tough versatile, drought resistant trees indigenous to East Africa that have a high survival rate and pioneer in destructed environments.

Leucaena leucocephala
River tamarind Leucaena leucocephala has a very fast growth rate and an excellent nitrogen fixer, and can sequester 10-15 tCO2e per hectare per year.

Afzelia africana

African mahogany Afzelia africana is a long lived indigenous African hardwood that grows to 20m. It is listed as vulnerable.
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Mature Acacia nilotica
Mature Octomeles sumatrana