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In 2001, before the work of Plants for Life, the site of Brackenhurst conference centre and botanic gardens had few native trees. In 2013 Plants for Life have transformed the site planting many native trees and creating a alrge and mature forest on the site of a eucalyptus plantation. Taken as part of a documentation of the Ecological Restoration Alliance, a group of botanic gardens restoring 100 damaged habitats on six continents, this story was shot in Kenya. Here thousands of acres of forest were removed in the early 1900's for the production of mono culture crops of tea and the eucalyptus used to dry it. In just 12 years the NGO Plants for Life has restored a eucalyptus plantation into a thriving forest with over 150 bird species, a wide range of mammals and hundreds of rare and endangered tree species. Brackenhurst, Near Limaru. Kenya.