One Tree Planted & IDEAS For Us Partner for 31 Projects across 10 Countries

Meaghan Weeden | June 10, 2022 | 3 min read
*all images from IDEAS for Us

Reforestation and Community Restoration Around the World

We're thrilled to continue our successful partnership with grassroots nonprofit IDEAS for Us by supporting 31 projects over the next several months. The projects are a combination of reforestation, tree planting, community garden installation, shoreline restoration, and pollinator garden establishment projects in 10 countries. The initiative kicked off on June 5th, World Environment Day, with events in Ghana, Nepal and Orlando, FL!

From IDEAS for Us Chief Branch Officer Kristin Anderson:
"IDEAS For Us is honored to be partnering with One Tree Planted in creating boots on the ground eco action projects internationally! These projects range from reforestation events to community garden installations and so many more that will work to inspire individuals while improving ecological and human health around the world. We are proud to be working with One Tree Planted to equip communities to implement long term climate solutions globally."

The World Environment Day Events:

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Native Tree Planting in Orlando, Florida

23 volunteers gathered at the Johns Lake Preserve to plant 70 bay and cypress trees as part of an ongoing project under Orange County's Natural Resource Management. Johns Lake Preserve is popular public park, where many enjoy kayaking and fishing. Planting the trees here will improve the health of the ecosystem, which over time will allow for better fishing and other recreational activities. 

The tree species were specifically selected for their ability to improve the water quality of Johns Lake, which is an essential component of the central Florida watershed. The trees will also improve the soil health and reduce erosion of the river, improving ecosystem stability. 

Community Restoration in Ghana

100 volunteers planted 1,000 Ofram, Emire, Acacia and Teak trees at local schools, churches and hospitals in the community of Kenyasi, Ghana. The volunteers were educated on the importance of healthy trees and forests, and given opportunities to stay involved over time.  

As the trees grow, they'll absorb carbon, reduce erosion, improve air quality, soil quality, and water quality, beautify the community, and more!

Planting Fruit Trees for local households In Nepal

30 volunteers distributed and planted 600 Lemon, Mango, Litchi, Papaya, Katus and Guava trees for 300 local households in two low income areas of Pokhara City. These households are severely economically stressed and malnourished, and will benefit greatly from the fruit trees. The wider community will benefit from a greener urban environment, nutritious food, pollution reduction, improved community health and wellness, and youth engagement.

The day began with a community Hive meeting that included a presentation from a local reforestation expert about the importance of planting fruit trees in residential areas. Then, volunteers worked with the local households to prepare and plant the trees.

In addition to community benefits, planted trees will protect biodiversity, help conserve water resources, and improve climate stability

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About IDEAS for Us

IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) is an Orlando-based 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization and accredited NGO of the United Nations. IDEAS creates global environmental solutions through local action. Their mission is to develop ideas, fund action, and scale solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Their vision is to contribute to a future where humanity thrives in harmony with nature and in peace with one another. Learn more at

About One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife. Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after forest fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most
Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. This project is currently supporting AFR100, the African Forest Landscape Initiative. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Provide jobs to minimize poverty in local communities
  • Improve climate change resilience & mitigation
  • Restore forest cover to improve food security
  • Africa is home to the world's second-largest tropical rainforest. The Congo Basin is home to 60% of the continent's biodiversity. However, unfortunately, Africa is alarmingly at risk due to the current deforestation rate - which is 4 times the global deforestation rate. Not only does this threaten the livelihoods of its local communities, but it also affects the planet as a whole.
    Thanks to AFR100, Africa is on a mission to reverse these trends and restore 100 million hectares of land by 2030. This country-led effort will bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030. This initiative aims to accelerate restoration to enhance food security, increase climate change resilience and mitigation and combat rural poverty. This includes 32 participating countries in Africa, along with local communities, national governments, public and private sector partners, and international development programs.
  • Planting trees in Africa reaps multiple benefits! Notably, reforestation here will help to add nutrients to the soil and control erosion, minimize poverty within local communities through the creation of jobs, and improve food security by feeding impoverished families through the planting of fruit trees. Ultimately, added forest cover in this region will diminish pressure on remaining forests, allowing for biodiversity to flourish and ultimately helping with the global climate crisis.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you updates about this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We will plant an array of indigenous tree species throughout Africa, such as Senegalia polyacantha, Faidherbia albida, Albizia adianthifolia, Persea americana, Calliandra calothyrsus, Macadamia spp., shea, and mahogany. Fruit trees will also be planted, which include mango, orange, tangerine, avocado, apple, guava, and Brazil nut.

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