Trees Rise in Zimbabwe's Cemeteries
Companies supporting an old tradition of planting a tree to mark a death are distributing free seedlings and promoting planting in cemeteries and at homes as a way to help restore a parched country - and offset their own use of timber.
Lilian Haroni, 65, and a staff member of Myaradzo Funeral Assurance company plant a tree in Gweshe village, in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland Central Province.
Zimbabwe: Country's Forests Face New Threat
Financial Gazette, 23 March 2017
A HUGE, muscular man with a wide, pulpy face reclined next to a sky-scraping, indigenous musasa tree on the banks of Sengwa River, deep inside Mapfungautsi forest in Gokwe. Read more »
The Herald, 5 February 2018
Government has urged tobacco farmers to seek other sources of energy when curing their crops in order to preserve Zimbabwe's forests. The country loses at least 330 000 hectares of… Read more »
The Herald, 5 October 2017
The country is losing 350 000 hectares of forest land annually because of the activities of various players in the economy, a Cabinet minister has said. This has prompted… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Parched Forests Fall Prey to New Pests
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 19 August 2016
Insect infestations have killed tens of thousands of trees, already suffering from a severe El Niño drought Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 August 2016
The fast-growing giant grass is being used as an alternative to wood, helping protect Zimbabwe's forests Read more »