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Sebastian's Photo Journal from Tanzania
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Photographs from Tanzania showing the African Blackwood Conservation Project in action.
The photographs on this page document the conservation work of Sebastian Chuwa
from late 1997 through the end of 1998. See photos from earlier experiments here.
Photos from early 1999 can be seen here, with later 1999 photos here.
Click on a thumbnail image to view a larger version of the image--image download size in ( ).
On the resulting page, click the image to come back to this index.
You may also view a thumbnail index to all of Sebastian's photos which links to a
slide show containing his full photo library. (This is a large download, ~400kb)
Photo credits--Sebastian Chuwa, ©2000.

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18.Young mpingo seedlings - Nov. 1997. (33k)

seba19.jpg (2456 bytes) 19. Closeup of mpingo seedlings in pots in nursery, 7 days old - Nov. 1997. (27k)
seba20.jpg (2223 bytes) 20. Nursery attendant Mama Mariamu comparing a six-month old seedling to a group of 10-day old seedlings - Oct. 1997. (44k)
seba21.jpg (2111 bytes) 21. Mama Mariamu with six-month old mpingo seedling - Nov. 1997. (26k)
seba22.jpg (1935 bytes) 22. Mama Mariamu holding six-month mpingo seedling at the temporary nursery - Nov. 1997. (37k)
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23. Setting fence posts at the ABCP Moshi Nursery one-acre plot - Oct. 1998. (34k)

seba24.jpg (1945 bytes) 24. Stringing barbed wire on the fence posts after the El Niño rains - Oct. 1998. (29k)
seba25.jpg (2048 bytes) 25. Barbed wire being strung around the corner posts after the El Niño rains - Oct. 1998. (32k)
seba26.jpg (2159 bytes) 26. This fence under construction will keep out the cows and other animals which could harm the tender mpingo plants - Oct. 1998. (29k)
seba27.jpg (2065 bytes) 27. Gate from the access road into the new ABCP Moshi Mpingo Plot - Oct. 1998. (29k)
seba28.jpg (2135 bytes) 28. Mpingo seedlings gathered up at the temporary nursery and ready for trucking to the new Moshi Mpingo Plot - Nov. 1998. (28k)
seba29.jpg (2098 bytes) 29. Truckload of mpingos  ready to be unloaded into the Moshi Mpingo Plot - Nov. 1998.  (30k)
seba30.jpg (2264 bytes) 30. Unloading mpingo saplings which were planted from seeds by Sebastian Chuwa - Nov. 1998. (33k)
seba31.jpg (2006 bytes) 31. Sebastian replanting mpingo saplings at the Moshi Mpingo Plot - Dec. 1998. (34k)
seba32.jpg (2115 bytes) 32. Transplanting 15-month old mpingo from pots into the ground at the Moshi Mpingo Plot - Dec. 1998. (33k)
seba33.jpg (2138 bytes) 33. Getting the 15-month old mpingos replanted at the Moshi Mpingo Plot before the next rainy season - Dec. 1998. (34k)
seba34.jpg (1928 bytes) 34. Mpingos at age 15-months are planted along the fence line in an irrigation trench for watering - Dec. 1998. (28k)
seba35.jpg (2213 bytes) 35. Younger mpingo seedlings planted along the fence line in an irrigation trench for watering - Dec. 1998. (35k)
seba36.jpg (2138 bytes) 36. Dovyalis, a form of gooseberry, is planted along the fence lines. The posts, as can be seen by the dark stain above the ground, have been treated with preservative, but the hot and wet climate causes wood posts to rot in 5-6 years. The 3000 dovyalis cuttings planted by Sebastian will grow up around the posts and fencing to form an impenetrable bramble thicket along the fence line within 2 years, creating a permanent barrier to intrusion by animals that would threaten the mpingos planted within - Dec. 1998. (41k)





ABCP Website maintained by James E. Harris, © 2000.
Last revised 21 April 2008.