Malawi's Department of Environment and Climate Change Hopeful for Tree Survival

The Department of Environment and Climate Change says it expects many trees planted during the current rainy season to survive.

Spokesperson for the Department of Environment and Climate Change which is under the Ministry of Mining and Natural Resources Sangwani Phiri said they are sure that a lot of trees will survive as there are enough rains.

He added that although trees are planted every year during rainy season in Malawi, the majority die while still young but this year things will be different.

According to Phiri, trees that were planted in 2015-2016 tree planting season had a survival rate of 55 percent meaning that 37 million out of 60 million of trees survived.

https://malawi24.com/2017/01/24/environmental-dept-hopeful-high-tree-survival-rate/

David Davies

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