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Plantation Toolkit – A Guide to Effective Plantation

January 12, 2023

The plantation Toolkit is a guide to effective plantation in urban areas. It is a joint effort between the Department of Forest and Soil Conservation and StoryCycle realised under the British Council’s Road to COP26 campaign which is supported by the British Embassy in Kathmandu.

Through this resource you can learn to plant trees effectively whether the site is a personal garden, road and riverside spaces or community park. It details plants most suited for cities, covering three ecological zones that comprise Nepal’s distinct geographies: mountainous, mid-hills, and terai flat-lands. 

वृक्षरोपण टूलकिटको नेपाली संस्करण

Information on nurseries and seedling service providers is included to enhance access to pre-requisite resources. The design, development and delivery of plantation events or campaigns in urban settings is fully detailed within the toolkit. Finally, carbon sequestration calculation guide is enclosed to help initiators calculate their carbon offset.

Download Nepali Version of the Plantation Toolkit


The quality of tree planting will be enhanced by using this document as a useful reference material for the individual, communities and institutions interested in tree planting in all technical and other fields.


Man Bahadur Khadka

Director General, Department of Forest and Soil Conservation

"Tree planting is one of the simplest ways to work against the environment and climate change. Such activities that are accessible to all age groups and we hope that this guide/toolkit will provide technical knowledge and encouragement to all concerned in the tree planting program in Nepal. It will also be part of our drive to help Nepal fulfill its commitment following the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change held in the United Kingdom. "


Ms. Shahida MacDougall

Country Director, British Council

Planting trees, reducing carbons

Planted Trees

Planting Locations

People Involved

Captured Carbon

Team Involved


Saurav Dhakal

Founder & Curator, StoryCycle


Pashupati Nath Koirala

Former Secretary, Ministry of Forest & Environment


Nischal Oli

Head of Arts, British Council


Yubha Raj Pokharel

Plantation Expert, Department of Forest & Soil Conservation


Dipesh Pyakurel (PHD)

Botanical Expert


Ajit Poudel

Research Assistant


Mahesh Shrestha