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Save our Trees! Save our Trees!
From   the   tree   nursery   and   tree   seedling   to   the   planted   and   growing   tree   we   try   to   involve   all   inhabitants   of Makitosha   Farm   including   our   children   and   even   visitors   in   sharing   responsibility,   the   pride   of   success   and   joy   of seeing   trees   grow.   We   never   cut   down   a   life   tree   and   for   every   tree   that   dies   a   natural   (old   age)   or   accidental (storm   or   floods)   death   we   try   to   replant   20   young   trees,   taking   into   account   that   certainly   not   all   will   grow   to full size. Trees are life!
Overgrown   and   aged   Mango   trees   are   often   cut   down   and   uprooted   as   they   are   no   longer   productive.   We   have developed   a   technique   of   radically   pruning   aged   Mango   trees.   The   leaves   are   used   as   fodder   for   the   dairy   herd, the   branches   dried   for   use   as   firewood   and   the   remaining   tree   will   regrow   within   a   year   and   return   to   a   fully productive   state   in   3   to   4   years.   Below   one   row   of   trees   is   pictured   after   being   pruned   in   the   dry   season   and   look at them half a year later! All  previously unproductive Mango trees can be rejuvenated & saved!