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    • When Christopher Columbus arrived in Haiti it was 98% forested Today’s total forest cover is 3.8%
    • The French colonists cleared the mahogany trees from the forest for profit The rural farmers have used charcoal for cooking
    • It is said that Haitians do not cut down trees that provide food but desperation makes for bad decisions
    • But there are people hard at work planting trees for the future.
    • Nurseries are being established
    • seedlings prosper from careful nurture
    • Many projects are well advanced and trees are thriving
    • Without trees the land dries up, the farmers leave the land for cities without jobs or a place to live. Without trees there is more poverty more disease and more death
    • Trees are Haiti’s hope for a healthy sustaining future
    • http://www.foodforthepoor.org/help/tr ees.html http://www.treesftf.org/projects/haiti.htm Jatropha nursery in Kaffrine. We planted over 35,000 jatropha plants in 2007, and will be planting many more in coming years http://www.friendsofhas.org/ Support trees for Haiti
    • Some projects do not appear to be well tended