“He who plants a tree, plants hope.”-Lucy Larcom
Meanwhile life must go on, on the estate and Ellinor Lyton, one of the dedicated staff at Satemwa, is busy planting blue gums on one of the recently felled fields.
There are 350 hectares of blue gum growing on Satemwa Tea and Coffee Estate. Most of the trees that they fell they feed to the boiler to make heat in their tea factory.
All trees that they use are sustainable grown and it takes about 8 years for the blue gum to be ready. Bamboo was recently introduced in the Satemwa forests as they don’t need so much water, fitting in with the estate’s CSR (Corporate and Social Responsibility) program, focussing on the environment.
Small bucks and lots of birds are often spotted in the forests around the estate, a real treat for guests to enjoy.
The changing of the seasons is a great time in Malawi and Satemwa looks forward to sharing it with their guests.