Direct seeding means that you sow a tree directly
in the ground without watering it, instead of raising a seedling
in a protected nursery and transplanting it later on.
Though the plant grows slowly, the direct seeded perennial
produces an extensive root system that enables the young
plant to reach moisture remaining in the soil long after
the rainy season has ended.
Seedlings raised in nurseries however produce a larger
plant but have an inadequate root system and can't support
themselves during the extreme dry season without irrigation.
Direct seeding is therefore the only practical
solution for our farmers in Tanout who have no water