Trees provide fodder for livestock

    | November 30, 2009

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    Our news story from eastern Africa looked at Prosopis juliflora, also called the devil tree, an invasive species that is overtaking drylands in Ethiopia and Kenya. While this tree has made it more difficult for pastoralists to find grazing land, it does provide a source of fodder in its seedpods.

    This week’s script explains why livestock owners may wish to plant (specially chosen) trees on their farm – including the fact that the right trees can provide fodder when other sources of feed are scarce. Read on to learn other reasons why the script characters call a stand of trees a “tree shop.”

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