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As some of you know, TREEZ is a work in progress. It evolves every year depending on what has worked or not. One of the things we were trying to improve on was the survival rate of the trees planted along the streams.

Previously, each year we have planted and then topped up where necessary. We have paid for each job; ie: clearing, pitting, planting, maintaining etc but we wanted the groups to be more involved, to take ownership of these trees. So last year we decided that we would pay for each seedling that had survived by counting each tree and seedling a year later.

And so we counted, and between the 2 groups, over 7,000 trees survived.Â



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