Acacia Research

In 2011, CHASE established its experimental Acacia orchard. CHASE staff and interns have successfully tested and determined various parameters for monitoring the effect of varying quantities of water on tree health, including number of leaves, length of branches, and diameter of stems. The orchard is currently home to three species of trees: 135 in total.

CHASE staff and interns also tested the effects of large herbivore feces on acacia seed germination. Results show that oryx fertilizer produced some of the best plant growth, while fertilizer from animals from the horse family was not as effective.