If you've ever wondered how fast eucalyptus trees grow, the answer is very! These are the 6,000 baby trees planted in the Summer of 2020 — as you can see, they have grown considerably.
Due to their speedy growth, eucalyptus trees provide a sustainable source of firewood for use at the schools and can also be sold for timber when mature. When felled, the trees grow up again from the base left so new saplings aren’t bought to re- plant each year.
The trees, purchased with a grant, are just one of the income-generating projects Child of Hope can use to help become more self-sustainable. We are planting another 6,000 trees this Summer and hope for 20,000, if possible, over the next year.