Limuru Revival Forest
Transforming a mono-plantation into a forest for endangered plant species
Located on the edge of Nairobi, Kenya, the Limuru Revival Forest is a collaboration with local conservation experts at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden & Forest, and will become home to numerous endangered species grown in their very own tree nursery.
Limuru Revival Forest will restore an area of 400 Sq m by removing the remnants of a eucalyptus plantation that has hampered biodiversity and led to poorly-nourished soil. The entire area was once the southern tip of the Aberdare ecosystem, yet now 99.9% of these native forests have been destroyed. Taking inspiration from conservation and restoration activities at Brackenhurst, this project will help to bring back the trees, birds and wildlife that once used to flourish in this area.
Limuru Revival Forest will not only see these indigenous plant and animal species thrive once again, the project will strengthen community bonds as it brings together two local schools - Woodland Star International and Tigoni Primary - to participate in the planting and onward maintenance of the project. The forest will give students an understanding of the importance of careful land management, the value of biodiversity and a sense of the pure joy of getting your hands in the soil.
Forest Maker Michael Waiyaki
"We are very happy to support our local community to develop highly diverse restoration projects. The inclusion of two local schools is great as the children are the future so we are excited to plant seeds & trees with them which will continue to grow for many years."
— Jonathan Jenkins, Brackenhurst Botanic Garden & Forest