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close this book Forestry training manual Inter-America Region
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View the document 2. The training site
View the document 3. Plan the field trip
View the document 4. Tree planting site
View the document 5. Soil erosion site
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4. Tree planting site

During the course of training, participants will plant trees. We found a local orphanage that needed trees planted to provide a privacy screen. This site was ideal for our purposes; it not only provided participants an opportunity to work with the children but also taught them as well as the children how to plant trees. Since this exercise must be viewed as a donation of trees and labor from Peace Corps an appropriate institution or organization should be sought for receipt of this donation. An orphanage or grade school is ideal as these institutions are usually non-political. Generally, schools have a need for trees either as privacy screen, wind breaks or fencing.