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Ibadan schools plant trees

On May 21 the Green Minds conservation group held a tree planting event at schools in Ibadan. The Forest Project donated 50 trees and Emmanuel Olabode, Project Supervisor, spoke about the importance of trees for environmental, biological, cultural and economic reasons. This was followed by a practical demonstration of how to plant a tree and care for it. The following schools participated: Army Day High school, Mokola Barracks; Urban Day High School, Jericho; Eleyele Secondary School; Eleyele High School; Oba Abass High School, Eleyele; Onireke Girls High School; Jericho High School; Hawarul-Islam High School; Adamasingba Community High School; and Army Barracks Grammar School.

Green Minds conservation group held a tree planting event at schools in Ibadan

 
PLANT OF THE MONTH

African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

The African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), known as arere in Yoruba and obeche in Bini, is a large fast-growing tree, reaching 65 m (213 ft), usually with a straight trunk and buttresses up to about 8 m (26 ft) high. It belongs to the family Sterculiaceae and is common in semi-deciduous rainforests from Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo, including secondary forests where it may fill gaps as a pioneer species.

 
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