Pittards Ethiopia Part of Tree Planting Record

29 July 2019: Pittards Ethiopia planted 7,500 trees as part of a national scheme to plant over 200 million seedlings in one day. The initiative was part of a wider government reforestation scheme that has a target to plant four billion trees as currently, less than 4 percent of the country’s land is forested — a sharp decline from about 30% at the end of the 19th century, according to Farm Africa, which is involved in Ethiopia’s forest management.

The eventual total announced by the Ethiopia Minister of Innovation and Technology office was 353,633,660 trees planted.