Casuarina equisetifolia

plantation: Bore, Kenya


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Life expectancy: 50 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 270 Kg
Height: 25 m


Casuarina equisetifolia, or Australian Pine, is a non-native tree in Kenya, thriving in coastal areas. Recognizable by its weeping branches and needle-like foliage, it adapts well to sandy soils, with salt tolerance. Rapid growth, reaching 30 meters, makes it useful for coastal protection and soil stabilization, despite being introduced to the region.
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Usefulness of the tree

Casuarina equisetifolia, commonly known as the Australian Pine, serves various purposes. Its rapid growth and extensive root system make it valuable for coastal protection and soil stabilization. Additionally, its adaptability to different soil types and salt tolerance makes it suitable for landscaping in coastal areas. While not native to Kenya, it contributes to environmental conservation and protection.
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