By Yun Pratiwi
Last month, we conducted a monitoring of the trees that we planted on May 5, 2023. We were saddened to find that around 10-16% of the trees had died, likely due to the dry season and the impact of forest fires and haze near the project area.
Despite this setback, we are determined to continue our efforts to replant the trees. We have already begun the process of replanting the dead trees, and we are confident that we will be able to restore the forest to its former glory.
The dry season is a particularly challenging time for trees, especially young trees that are still establishing their root systems. The lack of rain can make it difficult for trees to get the water they need to survive. In addition, forest fires and haze can damage trees and make them more vulnerable to pests and diseases.
We are taking steps to mitigate the risks posed by the dry season and other environmental challenges. We are watering the trees regularly, and we are monitoring them closely for signs of stress. We are also working to create firebreaks around the project area to help protect the trees from forest fires.
We believe that replanting trees is essential for protecting our environment and combating climate change. Trees play a vital role in our ecosystem, and they help to clean the air and water, reduce soil erosion, and provide habitat for wildlife.
We are grateful for the support of our partners and donors, who have made this project possible. We are also grateful for the dedication of our team members, who are working hard to replant the trees and restore the forest.
We are confident that with the continued support of our community, we will be able to achieve our goal of replanting all of the trees that have died. We look forward to seeing the forest flourish in the years to come.