For a fifth year in a row, Braeburn scouts have partnered with Karura Forest in the effort to reintroduce indigenous and original tree species in the forest. Of the 1,047 hectares, 60% is covered by exotic trees which were planted to help in energy generation by the Europeans back in the 1940s. The Kenya Forest Service (KFS) in conjunction with the Friends of Karura Forest (FKF) have embarked on reintroduction of the original species, hence our outing.
Last week, 56 seedlings were added to by our scouts to a cleared section of the forest. Over the past five years, thanks to Braeburn scouts and their parents, we have planted close to 500 trees.