“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”*

dscf0779After the successful production of seedlings in September, further trainings took place last week, combining theoretical and practical knowledge to prepare for the next planting phase. In Luwuk Takau, the forestry specialist Yuda gave detailed instructions on how to plant and take care of the seedlings. More than 30 smallholders, some of them accompanied by their families, learned about the right way of ditching, the optimized position of the seedling as well as the protection from pests. In order to apply their newly gained knowledge, the participants planted the first seedlings of Sengon right away – a final rehearsal for all smallholders who are newly participating in the program for the upcoming planting season.

After the training, the participants received some picks as the majority of the smallholder families is not able to afford the necessary planting equipment. That way, the team of the Borneo Institute and Fairventures Worldwide supports their first steps into the 1 Million Trees program.

 

*Aleksej Andreevic Arakceev (1769 – 1834)

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