Restoration of Degraded Forest
Trees for Kenya works closely with communities living near degraded indigenous forests to plant and raise trees.Degraded forest areas have experienced massive deforestation through illegal activities. Forest damaging activities include charcoal burning inside forested areas, unlicensed timber harvesting, post harvesting, forest cultivation and over grazing of animals. Degraded forest lands, which were destroyed from the early 1970s through the late 1990s, have yet to be restored. Reforestation and the planting of indigenous trees is reinforced through education of the community. We place community education on the front line for support of future protection of forested land. Community members are sensitized on the importance of conserving the forest and compelled to report harmful illegal activities.