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 ther...
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...
Some projects do not
appear to be well
tended
Reforest haiti
Reforest haiti
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Reforest haiti

  1. 1. When Christopher Columbus arrived in Haiti it was 98% forested Today’s total forest cover is 3.8%
  2. 2. The French colonists cleared the mahogany trees from the forest for profit The rural farmers have used charcoal for cooking
  3. 3. It is said that Haitians do not cut down trees that provide food but desperation makes for bad decisions
  4. 4. But there are people hard at work planting trees for the future.
  5. 5. Nurseries are being established
  6. 6. seedlings prosper from careful nurture
  7. 7. Many projects are well advanced and trees are thriving
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Trees are Haiti’s hope for a healthy sustaining future
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Some projects do not appear to be well tended
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