Kenya to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees to Counter Deforestation

Kenya to Plant 7.6 Billion Trees to Counter Deforestation

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african-tree-vcu-blog.jpgKenya said on Wednesday it would plant 7.6 billion trees over the next 20 years to redress decades of chopping down forest cover, the effect of which is now being felt in acute water and power shortages.

The government set a target of covering 10 percent of their heavily-agricultural nation with trees and estimated the cost to be $20 billion over 20 years.

(Continue reading in Reuters)

South Africa tree: photo from VCU.edu blog 

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