Angola’s Institute for Forestry Development plants eucalyptus trees in Moxico province

4 November 2010

Luena, Angola, 5 Nov – Over 12,000 eucalyptus trees are due to be planted this month, in the forestry polygon of the Capngo neighbourhood, on the outskirts of the city of Luena, in Angola’s Moxico province, an the provincial representative of the Forestry Development Institute (IDF) said.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop, Isaac Victor said that the sector had a programme of reforestation for planting eucalyptus with the aim of replacing the trees that are felled and indiscriminately burned.

According to the IDF technician, the polygon has an area of 50 hectares, where other eucalyptus trees have already been planted and the project will be carried out until April, 2011.

At the Sacalumbo polygon, which has an area of 30 hectares, over 5,000 eucalyptus trees were planted.

For this project, the IDF is working with the traditional authorities and other institutions both for the planting and raising the awareness of the population to environmental conservation, preventing trees being felled and unnecessary fires. (macauhub)