Nursery completed in forest restoration project funded by British import company UAP Ltd.

Nursery will enable research and education on forest restoration practices. Plant A Tree Today Foundation’s forest restoration project for wildlife rehabilitation in Phetchaburi, Thailand, has recently opened its new nursery building.
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March 21, 2008 - PRLog -- Bangkok – PATT (Plant A Tree Today) Foundation’s forest restoration project for wildlife rehabilitation in Phetchaburi, Thailand, has recently opened its new nursery building. The nursery will support the propagation and growing on of seedlings for the project as well as act as a research and education facility for visiting groups.

The nursery forms the basis of a long-term project funded by UAP Ltd, a UK based prominent specialist supplier of Decorative Door Hardware and related products. UAP has committed to offsetting its carbon footprint by funding the planting 50,000 trees in this 3 year project with PATT.

The project began mid 2007 with research on the local forest ecology and identification of framework species which when planted will assist natural regeneration of the local forest. A phenology trail has been established to aid seed collection year round and collect data on potential framework species. The forest is a seasonally dry lowland deciduous tropical forest.

The Plant-A-Tree-Today Foundation, or PATT, is a non profit that implements reforestation programmes, provides environmental education and tackles climate change by restoring natural forests.

A forest, degraded by selective logging, will be restored by re-introducing essential native tree species to facilitate natural regeneration back to the original state of the forest. The aim is to use the forest as a gibbon rehabilitation area providing quasi-natural conditions in the last step before the animals are released back into the wild. A tree nursery will be established to initiate and expand the project over time and gain experience and research results on growing the key framework species.

The project will provide a natural habitat for rehabilitating wildlife and will create environmental education opportunities. The forest will also serve to restore ecosystem stability to the area and protect the watershed.


You can find out more about the project here: http://www.plant-a-tree-today.org/uap

About the PATT Foundation:

PATT was formed in 2005 with a mission to react to problems caused by the massive and increasing levels of deforestation worldwide, raise awareness and educate children about environmental issues and the role forests play in our daily lives, take action against climate change, and to PLANT MORE TREES. PATT is a UK registered charity with an operational office in Bangkok, Thailand.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Doherty
PATT Foundation
Ph: 66 (0) 2 259 6255
chris@plant-a-tree-today.org
http://www.plant-a-tree-today.org

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About PATT Foundation:
PATT was formed in 2005 with a mission to react to problems caused by the massive and increasing levels of deforestation worldwide, raise awareness and educate children about environmental issues and the role forests play in our daily lives, take action against climate change, and to PLANT MORE TREES. PATT is a UK registered charity with an operational office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Website: www.plant-a-tree-today.org
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