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Susan Dalgety

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£525raised of £1,500 target by 20 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to bring back the jacaranda trees to the heart of Muzuzu, Malawi's most beautiful city

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Mzuzu, the most northerly city in Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, is famous for its glorious jacaranda trees.

Unfortunately, last year the city council had to remove many of the trees, so that they could upgrade the main street, and now they cannot afford to replace them.

The former mayor of Mzuzu, Alexander Mwakikunga, is determined to restore the trees that mean so much to the people of Mzuzu and the many visitors who spend time in this friendly city. We can help him do that by raising the money needed to plant and tend the new trees.

We need £2,000 to cover all the costs, from buying the young saplings and top soil, to covering the cost of planting them and looking after them while they grow. We are working directly with the city's Director of Parks and Environment, Mr Mtafya, and will draw up an agreement with the council once we have reached our target.

The UK's leading forestry company, Tilhill Forestry, has already generously donated £500, so we are well on our way to meeting our target.

We all know how important trees are to the environment, and nowhere more so than in Malawi, which is already suffering the impact of climate change, with erractic rainfall patterns and increased temperatures. The more trees we plant together, the better it is for all of us.

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  • Vicky Allan

    Vicky Allan

    Nov 2, 2019


  • John Pickles

    John Pickles

    Oct 31, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Oct 27, 2019

  • Patrick Grady

    Patrick Grady

    Oct 27, 2019

    Best of luck - the trees were beautiful, so sorry to hear they had gone!

  • Anonymous


    Oct 26, 2019

  • Carrie


    Oct 25, 2019

    What a brilliant initiative/project


  • Sille Lu

    Sille Lu

    Oct 25, 2019

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Susan Dalgety

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Susan Dalgety is writing a book about Malawi, to be published in 2020. Alexander Mwakikunga was a city councillor from 2014 to 2019, and Mayor of Mzuzu from 2017 for two years.

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