IDEAS For Us | August 19, 2015

IDEAS For DRCongo Host Tree Planting Campaign

From Daniel B. Mastaki, Country Director of IDEAS For DRCongo

Dear amazing volunteers and members of IDEAS For DRCongo!
Following activities was done (Nursery management: soil preparation “clearing, ploughing, beds fertilization”, seedling, watering, weeding, planting in sachet and shade management. Now we are maintaining young plant in nursery.
IDEAS For DRCongo is trying to protect the soil trough this campaign. Two places more affected by soil erosion are selected in Bukavu (Colline Lycée Wima and Cahi).

3550 trees particularly (Spatodea campanulata, Eucalyptus Sp, Leucaena glaura et Cedrella serrate) will be plant in four months (September, October, November and December 2015). Arbor Day in DRCongo is celebrating on October 8th.


Degradation of the soil in South-Kivu/DRCongo is one of the environmental issues. This situation has repercussions such as soil erosion, landslide…

Planting trees in our neighborhood really is one of the best things we can do for the local environment and for the planet. It’s no secret that trees help the environment, but you may be surprised by all the benefits that planting trees can provide. Besides producing oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and contaminants from the air, trees have many other social, economic, and environmental benefits.


Erosion control has always started with this tree planting project. Tree root bind the soil and their leaves break the force of wind and rain on soil. Trees fight soil erosion, conserve rainwater and reduce water runoff and sediment deposit after storms.


Trees also help cleanse the air by intercepting airborne particles, reducing heat, and absorbing such pollutants as carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Trees remove this air pollution by lowering air temperature, through respiration, and by retaining particulates.
We really hope you could come to this campaign and support us. God bless us all.
Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup. Aksanti sana.

All the best.
IDEAS For DR Congo