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Our Story

Trees for Zambia was started by Adam and Clare Pope in the 1990’s.Adam Pope has spent all his life in Zambia. He shares with his family a deep love of the African bush, learning to identify the flora of Zambia from an early age.  Adam started collecting seeds on his bush expeditions, stuffing seeds in pockets, then planting them and surprised when they germinated and flourished. 

The hobby grew from a rather hit and miss affair to a tree nursery with over 100 different indigenous species and probably over eight thousand seedlings and several hundred trees of all sizes.  Clare manages the daily operations of the nursery. She has advocated for the the use of indigenous trees in garden and landscape design and has used indigenous trees in several landscaping works, amongst others: Baobab college, International School of Lusaka, Thabo Mbeki Abacus House, Eureka Park on Kafue Road, the two campuses of Japanese Tobacco Industry in Kaoma and Chisamba.

Sam Susu, is the Manager.  Sam started working with us about 20 years ago. His knowledge of trees and how to grow them is arguably the best in Zambia.

Lovemore is the Assistant Manager.  Lovemore Mupando

Lovemore has worked for Trees for Zambia since a very young age. He is fast becoming an expert. 

A Conversation with Tree Experts Sam & Lovemore | Trees for Zambia

A Conversation with Tree Experts Sam & Lovemore | Trees for Zambia

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Most of the Trees for Zambia team also work for the sister organisation Chifwema Arboretum as they have gained quite a bit of knowledge of local trees and their uses.

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