Trees for the Future

Two men at work maintaining a tree nursery in Senegal. One need that forest gardens meet that’s often overlooked: forest products, like the tree branches used to fence this nursery off from livestock and other animals. Including fast-growing trees in forest gardens gives farmers¬†a source of fuel wood, leaf litter (for mulch), branches and bark close at hand. This helps to keep pressure off of remaining stands of native forests in the area.