Casuarina equisetifolia

plantation: Bore, Kenya


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Life expectancy: 50 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 270 Kg
Height: 25 m


Casuarina are planted by farmers in this part of Kenya to provide a useful construction material. They grow straight with timber that is hard and strong. The poles are used in making traditional house roofs, fencing and as a skeleton for mud walls. Very fast growing, they can attain a height of 10 metres after as little as 7 years. A very fast growing species of tree that is used for the poles that local people build their house walls and roofs from.

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