Second year students of BSc. Forestry visited Directorate of Tree Seed Production (DTSP) at Kihonda, Morogoro on 7th January 2019 . The main purpose of the visit was to learn and acqure practical experience on tree nursery preparation and techniques, part of Silviculture course offered by the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation. The visit was organized by College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism and led by course instructor Prof. S.A.O Chamshama assisted by Mr. Cosmas J.E. DTSP staff Mr. Fundey together with Ms. Frida hosted the whole program.
Seed biologist at Directorate of Tree Seed Production (Mr. Fundey - in front of students with grey shirt and black trauser) explaining about tree seedling production techniques and marketing strategies at DTSP.
Technical staff at DTSP demonstrating to Students the grafting procedures for mango trees
Students observing tree nurseries in the screening house, where contaminants and pests are excluded. In screening houses there is a uniform watering system known as misting irrigation system set at specified times for ensuring better growth of seedlings.
A student carrying the seed bag of Treculia africana from a cold controlled room where it kept before selling or transferring to the nursery.
Students, DTSP staff and instructors walking around the arboretum while observing different conserved tree species. This arboretum was established on 1991 with about 3.13 ha. The arboretum served for research of indigenous tree species and seed collection.
One of the student practicing to graft mango seedlings at DTSP nursery.