We are a nonprofit organization limited by guarantee, registered in Uganda under registration no: 187882. We engage in different activities for the purpose of environmental conservation.
We are evolving and yielding lasting benefits towards the public through well designed and properly maintained activities. Some seem long term yet effective in their purpose and have consistent track of positive impact. This includes the following:
Forest cover in Uganda has been destroyed over the years more especially during the mid-eighties and nineties. Deforestation was especially severe in areas, where many people placed short-term survival needs ahead of the long-term goal of maintaining the nation's economic sector. Agricultural encroachment, logging, charcoal making, and harvesting for firewood consumed forest cover each year. An additional toll on forest reserves resulted from wildfires, often the result of illegal moonshine-making activity in reserves.
Tree nurseries have for long been the silent answer. In order to counter the effects of deforestation in Uganda, a lot of effort has in the recent past been put into growing trees as a source of wood fuel for both industrial and domestic purposes. In order to sustain the high demand for wood fuel, fast growing varieties have to be grown. Ensuring high qualities of the trees grown has exposed the big need for tree nurseries that will guarantee these varieties.
Some tree species do not seed every year. Plantations of these species can be raised annually, only by sowing all available seeds in nursery to raise seedlings to be planted out various years.
Some species grow very slowly and if the seeds of these species are sown directly in plantation, the seedlings are most likely to-be suppressed by weeds and ultimately killed. Therefore, slow growing species are generally raised in nursery and planted out, only when the seedlings are not liable to be damaged by weeds.
The best method for introduction of exotics, tropical Pines, Poplars Eucalyptus etc, is only by planting and therefore nursery is very essential for them.
Causalities in plantations have to be replaced either for the year of planting or in the next year. Sowing done in the gaps is liable to be unsuccessful as a result of suppression from weeds and cannot catch up the growth as from original sowing. Therefore, replacement of causalities is always done by planting nursery grown plants or stumps and so nursery is very essential for causality replacement also.
Plantations of some species when raised by direct sowing are not as successful as when raised by transplanting their seedlings.
Success of road side avenue plantations depends largely on planting tall and sturdy plants which can be only obtained from nurseries.
GREEN IS NATURE
GREEN IS NATURE
It signifies life as it has a lot of medicine yet undiscovered.It cannot be lost as we now care. Green Evolution Initiative is moving on forward towards a greener tomorrow because we know what it takes.
A GREENER TOMORROW IS A LIVING TOMORROW
We are on board with the tree samples below aiming at sustainability amidst human natural demands.
This is by far the hub for all points we shall be able to supply in time to come. Our aim is to extend our services to access points such as Ndejje and Makerere's research centre at Namulonge with the hope of achieving this in the future. We are very optimistic about the future based on our past experience that yielded us bigger hopes since 2014. And in this regard we are proud of all our partners that join hands with us in pursuit of a living tomorrow. At GEI we think green when we think future.