ABiRSD ENGAGED IN TREE PLANTING AT THE STREETS OF MILE 16 BOLIFAMB BUEA- CAMEROON
Tree planting is an important aspect that we must practice, this is because of it importance to man. Trees have a critical role to play in addressing climate change issues. It fight against soil erosion and can also be use as scenery especially along the road to beautify the streets. Tree planting at Bolifamba mile 16 Buea started on the 25/05/2017 at 10:00am and ended on the 27/05/2017. We began by clearing and preparing the area for the planting. This planting activity was carried out by the team of Association for Biodiversity Research and Sustainable Development (ABiRSD) and a student on internship from the University of Dschang. The objectives of the tree planting were:To fight climate change in the south west region of Cameroon and the world as a whole since climate change is said to be a universal issue.
To fight against desertification.
To provide shed during hot seasons and beautify the streets.
We use materials like cutlasses, holes, shovel, diggers, measuring tape and wheelbarrow. We use cutlasses to clear grasses; holes to prepare the ground work for planting, diggers are use in digging holes for planting of these trees, the wheelbarrow use in transporting the trees to the planting area from the nursery center.
The planting was done along the streets on one side of the road where electric cables are not planted. Ringing of 30 cm is ensured at the planting site. A hole of 25 cm deep and 30 cm in diameter is dug. The top soil is separated from the subsoil, this is to ensure that the top soil goes at the bottom of the hole while the subsoil occupies the top. Mature plants of Acacia spp. was planted at a distance of 4 meters apart. GPS was used to geo-reference major areas where trees are planted.