The main restoration area (site HC14) had no canopy, most trees were dead, soil was dry and eroded.

Our first concern was all the dead trees: we didn't want them to fall and crush our new saplings ...

we decided to fell them & then get planting.

Being climate smart we used a Ryobi battery chainsaw charged using 100% solar electricity.

Zero emissions for us!

Images here show our site clearance work and some early replanting.

The bottom two images show our humble beginnings in May 2015 and those same trees in 2018. Our Project Planning Officer Vainetini is standing in their shadow. Cool aye!