Nandi residents urged to plant more indigenous trees

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Nandi Chief Officer for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources at Kibirong wetlands in Aldai constituency
Nandi Chief Officer for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources at Kibirong wetlands in Aldai constituency

Nandi Chief Officer for Lands, Environment and Natural Resources Mr. Solomon Mang’ira has urged Nandi residents to focus on planting more indigenous trees and reduce the planting of eucalyptus trees, given that the former doesn’t require much water.

Speaking during the World Environment Day at Kibirong wetlands in Koyo/Ndurio ward in Aldai constituency, Mang’ira appealed to residents to grow trees that don’t require much water, to help conserve the environment.

He said eucalyptus trees are destructive to the environment as it they dry up streams and rivers due to the water uptake.

The County administration managed to plant over six thousand trees courtesy of Siret Tea Estate on the Environment Day and more trees will be planted to meet the set target of more than five million planted.

The Chief officer also said efforts to have a cleaner environment will continue, citing the ban on plastic bags.