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August 31, 2021

Updates on planting activities from Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana

Currently, Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana is forced to suspend planting activities on their site at Banpewa in the Savannah Region of Ghana due to two different weather-related reasons: First, there was a lack of rains on the site for almost two weeks and currently after, heavy rains have been recorded causing some floods on the cleared and demarcated land.

But the good news is, that the flooding has not destroyed any of the over 5,000 trees already planted on the site!

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Some areas of the planting site are partially under water.

The planting will be on hold until the water dried up on the cleared and demarcated area of the land. Once the colleagues can start planting again, they will plant those kinds of species that like to have more water around in the areas which hold more water.

This year’s planting season in Ghana started on July 26, 2021 with 5,836 trees of four different species being planted, namely Kyaya ivorensis (Mahogany family), Senna siamea (Caesalpinioideae subfamily), Anacardium occidentale (Cashew tree) and Parkia biglobosa (Legume family). All the trees were planted with the efforts of 20 planters and 1 forester.

We will keep you updated as soon as we know more about the resumption of planting.

Thank you for supporting Plant-for-the-Planet Ghana!