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One Tree Planted wins environmental category of land rover defender Above & Beyond Service Awards

Meaghan Weeden | September 28, 2021 | 3 min read

Thanks to your support, we WON a Land Rover Defender for Rugged Terrain!

We're thrilled to announce that One Tree Planted WON the Environmental Category of the Land Rover Above & Beyond Service Awards — and it's all thanks to you! We asked and you answered, delivering the votes and shares needed to get us across the finish line!

Reforestation takes all kinds of resources, including vehicles that can maneuver through tough terrain and safely transport our team to remote planting sites. This win saves us the cost of purchasing a vehicle, while also helping us get more trees in the ground!

From Land Rover:
"Defender vehicles have been used for various humanitarian causes around the world for decades and with its recent return to the U.S., we wanted to expand on that legacy with ‘The Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards’ and celebrate organizations that know the value of community and drive to do great things with them. Over this past year, we have been inspired by the endless acts of service from people who embody the Above and Beyond spirit of Land Rover, and we’re excited to reward these individuals with new customized Defender vehicles so they can continue to help those around them."
— Joe Eberhardt, President& CEO, Jaguar Land Rover North America

What are the land rover defender above & beyond service awards?

To honor the 70-year history of the brand, Land Rover will award a specially outfitted Defender to 7 organizations to help further their charitable efforts. This award celebrates U.S.-based charitable organizations that are making a positive impact within the categories of Search and Rescue, Coastal and Marine Conservation, Animal Welfare, First Responders, Environmental, Urban Improvement and Fire Services. Each category winner will receive a customized Land Rover Defender to help them in their work.

stay tuned to see how we're using our new land rover!

Follow us on social media for regular updates as we use our new Land Rover Defender to access remote planting sites, transport our team safely, and more!

Caught up in the excitement? Help us celebrate by planting a tree today!

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

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. Today, we're raising funds to jumpstart forest fire recovery in British Columbia. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Restore landscapes damaged by a historic season of wildfires
  • Create habitat for iconic biodiversity like the moose and grizzly bear
  • Support old-growth management areas to maintain complex ecosystems
  • This reforestation initiative is helping to restore the landscape in British Columbia after the Hanceville fire burned over 590,000 acres in 2017 and natural regeneration has not occurred. The fire has impacted the forest, soils, riparian ecosystems, wildlife, and water quality. Local indigenous communities have seen their ability to hunt and gather food drastically altered. But your support will go a long way! The goal of planting trees here is to not only re-establish a healthy forest, but also to plant species that will be resilient in the face of climate change. Thank you so much for your support of healthy forests! 🌲
  • Planting trees will catalyze the process of returning the area to a forested state. Newly planted trees will begin the process of sequestering atmospheric carbon, and over time improve the hydrological benefits of the forest. The ecosystems that have been greatly simplified by extreme fire conditions will once again become complex ecosystems, This project will also create habitat for many local wildlife species including mule deer, moose, black and grizzly bear, wolves, sandhill cranes, various raptors, songbirds, and small mammals.
  • 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.
  • B.C.'s rich forest diversity includes more than 40 different species of native trees, with some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. In this project, we made efforts to maximize species diversity, including the following species: Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, hybrid spruce, ponderosa pine, trembling aspen.

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