The Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR)
FLR is an ongoing tree planting process to regain ecological functionality and enhance human well-being across deforested or degraded forest landscape.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF FLR PLEDGES;
Restoration pledges represnt a huge opportunity for delivering;
- Species conservation
- Increase biodiversity on farms
- Delivering genetically and taxonomically diverse restoration that benefits people and wildlife.
- Supporting the delivery of restoration commitments
- Supplying the driving demand of native tree species
- Employing people from rural areas
- Making the 4 project native tree nurseries self-sustainable
Tooro Botanical Gardens (TBG), in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and supported by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative is enabling more native trees to be planted in Uganda. Currently there is limited availability of native tree seeds or tree seedlings in Uganda to support the government’s target to restore 2.5 million hectares of degraded forest. This initiative has established four native tree nurseries and demonstration plots (close too high priority areas for forest restoration) identified by the Ugandan government.
The nurseries are in Mbale, Lwamunda, Kagadi-Kagombe and Ibanda. The nurseries offer tailored tree planting to meet the needs of forest restoration projects, corporates, individuals and foundations. The initiative matches tree species with sites ensuring the right tree is planted in the right place. Tree can be be selected for biodiversity, carbon, or any combination of these.
Planting material is of high quality and ethnically sourced. Advice and support can be provided on care after planting and monitoring for sustainability and impact.