The value of preserving indigenous knowledge has assisted the environment conservation story in Mbire district where vast forests are still evident and treasured by the locals.
The month of December marks the beginning of the official tree planting season.
A lot of awareness campaigns are underway in both urban and rural areas and at different institutions.
Emphasis is usually centred on climate change mitigation.
Apart from the scientific and geographic reasons for conserving the environment, those who live in rural areas place more value in trees as an intangible heritage of indigenous knowledge.
Mbire district is endowed with densely populated and virgin forests especially from Angwa area to Kanyemba.
Although there are competing interests between the residents and wild animals, the vegetation has been preserved making it an ideal place for tourism.