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Updated: Dec 14, 2020

Muhugu: A forest souvenir

Brachylaena Huillensis (Muhugu) has long been used for wood carvings sold to tourists. This valuable indigenous tree species is currently only found scattered within the Ngong Road Forest. During the plan period, the remaining specimens will be clearly designated for extra protection and new Muhugu seedlings will be planted, setting up a potential revenue stream for local communities adjacent to the forest. Currently, illegal felling is placing the species under threat; Muhugu tree stumps are a common sight within the forest.

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