A Zimbabwean company TreeEco has partnered Forestry Commission to educate school children at Danckwerts primary school on how to plant trees as well as fostering a culture of caring for the environment.
The event which took place on Friday 9 December, involved educational talks from TreeEco management and the school authorities on planting of trees, practical lessons of planting of trees and methods of caring for them.
Tree species that were planted were drawn from TreeEco’s suite of “utility trees” which is made up of indigenous and fruits tree species selected on the basis of their usefulness and hardiness.
The trees planted at the school were: Mango, Pawpaw, Moringa, Orange and Crotons.
After the planting activities, a lunch was held for the children and guests and delicious traditional fare and also included a variety of tree-derived products including pawpaw, moringa, mulberries, baobab and forest honey. TreeEco’s partner, Real Food Zimbabwe showcased its unique fruit recipes.
Trees have multiple long lasting benefits and are a vital tool in the defending against the challenges of climate change and poverty.
TreeEco works closely with Forestry Commission and other stakeholders in Zimbabwe. As part of its contribution to National Tree Planting Day TreeEco has donated 1000 trees (Moringa Olifera and Croton Megalocarpus) to Forestry Commission for its tree planting activities.
TreeEco is a Zimbabwean registered company leading the growing, planting and monitoring of indigenous and fruit tree species in Zimbabwe. TreeEco is co-owned by Wild Is Life Foundation.