This page is dedicated to log the reforestation activities carried out by Reforest Sri Lanka. It will help us remember mistakes so they can be averted in the future and maintain best practices. Projects ordered from new to old as page goes down.
Planting 500 Jack saplings in 622 Brigade of the Gajaba Regiment in Halambewewa, Welioya
Donating 1200 Jack saplings to 245 families in Halambewewa, Welioya
Planting 400 Kumbuk Saplings along the Mawakkoya, Ingiriya
Planting 50 Kumbuk Saplings at the Crow Island Park
Planting 500 Saplings at the Batalanda Army Camp
Planting 673 Saplings at Meerigama along the Ma-Oya
Donating 400 Saplings for 03 schools in Dikwella with the 58th Division of the Army, Galle
Planting 1461 Saplings at Ingiriya along the River Kalu
Planting 1000 Saplings at Kottawa Forest Reserve, Galle
Planting 131 Mee and Kumbuk Saplings at the Viharamaha Devi Park
Donation of 850 Mango Saplings By Bernards
Planting 220 Saplings at the Sabaragamuwa Univrsity
Planting 100 Saplings at the Kottawa Forest Reserve, Galle
Planting 2160 Saplings at the Midland Estate, Rattota, Matale
Author: Date: 13-11-2016
No. of participants: 160 citizens, 20 workers
Having holes dug early cut the time by 70% for the entire project
Having a larger no. of people educated more persons than ever before
Using of megaphone allowed better communication among larger crowed
Gathering larger no. organisations allowed great funding and logistical support for the event
The entire project cost was collected by donations directly sent for the project
Avoid getting uprooted plants. They should be in bags. 200 saplings of Mahogany were received FOC as such. These saplings are weak.
Have better hydration along the supply chain
Avoid hand to hand passing much as possible
Have customised boxes to hold about 5 plants to pass plants along a line. Larger boxes allow saplings to fall and when too many plants are there they will fall.
When working with volunteers, discipline is an issue as people become tired. So it is better to invest in labouers than large i.e. > 50 citizens.