24 January 2013

Kenya: KFS to Plant 5 Million Trees

The Kenya Forest Service yesterday said it will plant more than 5 million trees in the North Rift during the rainy season.

North Rift's head of conservancy Solomon Mibey said they have set aside 4,000 hectars of land in seven counties where the trees will be planted.

Speaking to the press in his Eldoret office, Mibey said the programme will improve the forest coverage in the country to the required 10 per cent.

He said they will improve the area covered by forest to 6 per cent by the end of the year. Mibey said the service has reduced the illegal felling of indigenous trees in the region.

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