Of all the wonders of nature, a tree is perhaps the most remarkable. God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from those who destroy not knowing it will cost them in future. The planting of trees means planting hope: ever green forests, fresh air to breath, improved water quality, and safe habitat for the wild.
A Rocha Kenya joined hands with Kenya Forest Service staff and interns, Community Forest Association chairman and the community at large. We transported nurseries from Gede office to Kenya Forest Service and into the forest where we planted over 600 trees. Everybody was enthusiastic about the exercise since to many it was their first tree planting activity and their first time in the forest. I believe the planting exercise was a complete success.
Later on after the exercise the Community Forest Association chairman gave a brief speech on the importance of conserving the environment and planting trees even in our homes. It is a very important to plant trees and to take care of them every step of the way till they are all fully grown.
Plant a tree today… plant hope…the true meaning of life!