|Special Public Works Programmes - SPWP - Planting Trees - An Illustrated Technical Guide and Training Manual (ILO - UNDP, 1993, 190 p.)|
|5. Adapting planting techniques to different site conditions|
- Use a hoe to clear a patch with a diameter of at least 1 metre around the planting hole. The grass has to be uprooted to reduce competition.
- Remove as many grass roots as possible from the soil before putting it back into the hole.
- Weed often. Use a hoe and uproot the grass around the seedling. The success of the plantation will depend on the subsequent weeding.