5 November, 2014
TPCP-CTHB students break the tree planting record again!
A large group of Honnours, Masters, and PhD students, and even
three Postdoctoral fellows, of the TPCP and CTHB programmes joined in to
replant 2700 Eucalyptus trees into bags at the FABI nursery on
the experimental farm. Earlier this year, the record was set for the
most students ever to participate, at 43. That record was broken
when 53 students participated!
As always, it was a lot of fun in
the sun, and students from six continents, who routinely work in
different FABI labs and buildings, had the opportunity to work side by
side and get to know each other better. We thank the team for their help
and efficiency with the tree planting, but especially for the team
spirit with which it was done. Not only do they save a lot of time and
research money by assisting in the planting session, they also
contribute to the important research done by the TPCP for the South
African forestry industry. Almost all the plants planted today will be
used for experiments in the biological control programme of forest
insects of the TPCP.