The Tree Biotechnology Programme Trust (TBPT) recently sponsored a special leg of the now famous Misitu Golf Challenge at Ruiru Sports Club in a bid to highlight the importance of forest conservation to golfers. The none qualifying round brought together golfers from other courses including Machakos Golf Club in a one day tournament that was played in the scenic though melting Saturday heat.
Speaking during the prize giving ceremony later in the evening, the Programme Manager for TBPT Mr. Benson Kanyi who was the guest of honour said that his project will continue to support forest conservation activities in conjunction with KFS. He added that the project which propagates fast growing tree species including eucalyptus for the different ecological zones had supported golf in the past and will continue doing so saying that it was a worthy investment.
At the event, golfers were educated on the best tree species to grow for the Ruiru area and other new tree planting technologies. KFS donated over 200 seedlings to the sports club to be planted on the course.
Report Courtesy of Leakey Sonkoyo