KFS Jilore Forester Mr. Ochi with assistance from the Jilore Community Forest Association (CFA) Chairman Mr. Thoya facilitated a replanting activity in the burnt area of the Jilore sector/reserve of the forest.
FoASF decided to fund the project due to the strong possibility of squatters.
FoASF assisted with employment of casuals from the local community and fuel for transporting the seedlings from the KFS Lango Baya nursery to the planting site.
The activity was conducted on 27th and 28th May. A total of 1,834 seedlings were donated by the KFS Jilore station and planted over a 4.5-hectare area of burnt forest. As it happens, when starting the activity it was noted that farmers had started planting maize which was encroaching onto forest land.
Species included: 20 x Brachylaena huillensis (Silver oak), 850 x Milicia excelsa (African teak), 550 x Afzelia quanzensis (Pod mahogany), 10 x Majidea zanguebarica (Velvet-Seed tree), 400 x Senna siamea (Cassia tree) and 4 x Terminalia spinosa (Spiny terminalia).
Many thanks to all the participants involved and to KFS for overseeing and coordinating the project.