Reforestation Projects:

The January 2022 Update

Meaghan Weeden | January 7, 2022 | 5 min read

Planting trees, restoring forests across the globe 

We hope you had a happy healthy holiday season, and that your new year is off to a good start. We're kicking off ours the best way we know how — with some awesome reforestation projects that have begun planting this month. 

From Australia to Oregon, we're so excited to share our first Reforestation Update for 2022! As always, tune in below to hear more from our awesome Forest Ambassadors Kyleigh and Nicole!

Here's Our January 2022 Reforestation Update

Want to Learn More About the Projects We Featured This Month?

In Australia, we've begun planting 200,000 trees on public and private land in partnership with the Foundation For National Parks & Wildlife and a coalition of local partners. This is part of a larger project to plant one million trees over five years in response to the severe impact of the 2019/2020 bushfires.

As the trees grow, they'll restore critical habitat for a range of threatened species, including the iconic Kangaroo, Koala, and the Black Glossy Cockatoo. In addition to planting trees, this project aims to support local nurseries so that they can rebuild infrastructure and support their communities in areas that have been impacted by the fires. 

In Scotland, we just began planting 116,400 trees to restore native woodlands to an area where deforestation occurred centuries ago. The restored woodland will provide a valuable habitat for plants, birds and animals like the black grouse, spotted flycatcher, bull finch, and kingfisher. The planting will also help to bind and stabilize soils, reducing the risk of floods and landslides on the steep and unstable soils — and protecting a vital drinking water source for the city of Edinburgh. 

In Texas, we've just started planting 54,000 longleaf pine trees  to restore forest land that has been historically cleared and degraded. Longleaf Pine was once the dominant tree species in the southeastern US, covering over 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. Over the last 400 years, this species' abundance has decreased due to non-sustainable timber harvest, clearing of land for agriculture and development, and fire suppression. This project will promote restorative management practices in a historically abused ecosystem type.

In Oregon, we've just begun planting 134,800 trees across 10 sites throughout the North Santiam Watershed Council boundary. The majority of the planting sites are located in either the Beachie Creek or Lionshead Wildfire perimeters. We're working with landowners who lost both homes and tree stands to get their sites salvaged, cleaned up, and replanted with native trees and shrubs. The trees planted will prevent soil erosion, create future shade, provide habitat for wildlife and sequester carbon over time.  

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reforestation volunteers scotland
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longleaf pine texas reforestation site
australia nursery seedling
australia reforestation site

Thanks for tuning in to our update, we'll see you next month! Miss us already? Check out the One Tree Planted Youtube channel for more awesome videos. And don't forget: we have plenty of other awesome tree planting projects like these. Choose a reforestation project and plant 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. 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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