Tharaka University Leads the Charge For A Greener Future Through Tree Planting Initiative The university acknowledges the vital role trees play in maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment. Trees are essential for reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, regulating the water cycle, enhancing our surroundings’ aesthetic appeal, and preventing soil erosion. Planting trees is a crucial step in environmental conservation to mitigate climate change and balance the water cycle. In response to the heavy rains experienced in various parts of the world, the university has opened its gates to everyone interested in purchasing trees to grow.