Reforestation Projects:

The June 2021 Update

Planting Trees, Restoring Forests Across the Globe

Another month has flown by and you know what that means: another Reforestation Update that's chock-full of project stories, fun facts and tree puns to brighten your day! From Haiti and Minnesota to Mexico and California, tune in for some fresh-from-the-field updates courtesy of our awesome forest ambassadors Kyleigh and Nicole!

Here's Our June 2021 Reforestation Update!

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In northeast Haiti, we completed our planting of 58,000 mangrove trees on 25 hectares of salt marsh along the coasts of the Glaudine section in the town of Jackzyl. The newly planted mangroves will protect the community from coastal storm systems and help improve Haitian coastal biodiversity by reconstituting ecological niches that native species depend on.

The project will also help increase economic stability for the local community by restoring 18 degraded salt basins, which are essential to the local cooking salt industry. As part of this effort, our partner will teach them to harvest salt more sustainability and produce a better quality product. And as a result of the increased income, more parents will be able to send their children to school, thus providing lasting, multi-generational impact. 

In Minnesota, we finished planting 430,000 native trees including Red Pine, Jack Pine, White Pine, White Spruce, Tamarack and Red Oak at multiple sites across the Chippewa National Forest. Planting trees here has cross-purpose benefits including restoring forests damaged by wind, insect infestations and disease, protecting critical bald eagle nesting sites for approximately 150 mating pairs, increasing climate change resilience, benefiting the local Ojibwa community by protecting important historical and architectural sites, and more!

Large red and white pines in the National Forest make excellent bald eagle nesting sites, and as a result Chippewa supports one of the highest breeding densities in the continental United States. Restoring these pine stands will ensure that bald eagles continue to have nesting habitat here for generations to come. 

In our tree planting project in Mexicowe've begun planting 40,000 native tree species across 77.1 hectares in La Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra Gorda in Querétaro and the municipality of Ameca in Jalisco. Portions of these two rugged and beautiful regions have lost trees due to animal grazing, soil erosion and illegal logging — and will be reforested and maintained by women and youth from the local communities, under the guidance of an environmental biologist.

The project will empower the women of the Rio Blanco, Cuatro Palos and El Magistral communities and middle school age children who participate in the Sierra Gorda program “Ecochavos” by providing exposure to people outside their communities, and by raising their social and environmental awareness through a basic education program. All communities involved will also benefit economically through direct compensation for their participation in the tree planting.  

 And finally, this month's deep dive finds us in Northern California's Butte County, where we were able to plant 814,209 trees across 5 counties, 4,029 acres and 8 private landowner properties. The trees planted are helping to restore coniferous forest lost during the 2018 Camp Fire and other Northern California fires. As our largest post-wildfire restoration project ever in California, we're proud of what we've accomplished together with the local community and our amazing reforestation partners. 

The Camp Fire of 2018, also known as the Paradise fire, was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. Within twenty-hours, an estimated 70,000-acres were burned. By November 25, 2018, the fire had consumed 153,336-acres (62,052-hectares), destroyed 18,804 structures, bankrupted the largest utility in the state, and led to the tragic loss of eighty-six lives. 

We're inspired by the resilience and determination of everyone involved, including landowners who lost everything in the fires and have to rebuild from the ground up. As the Western United States continues to experience drought conditions and long periods of dry weather, wildfires are going to keep happening, but everywhere we can, we'll be there planting trees to help restore fire-damaged forests!

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

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. For Treecember, we're planting trees that support a global forest fire recovery fund. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reforest lands damaged by record-setting fires
  • Support healthy habitat for iconic biodiversity
  • Plant tree species that will help reduce future fire impact
  • This holiday season, we’re planting trees in areas around the world that have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. The most common naturally-caused wildfires occur during droughts or dry weather, and under these circumstances, trees and other vegetation are converted to flammable fuel. Human-caused forest fires can be a result of various activities like unregulated slash and burn agriculture, equipment failure or engine sparks, and discarded cigarettes.

    After wildfires, reforestation is essential in areas where the fire intensity burned off available seed supply within the soil, and/or where there are not enough healthy trees still growing and producing new seeds nearby. Reforestation starts once professional assessments have been made to determine where human intervention would be the most ecologically beneficial. Help restore these vital ecosystems by planting a tree. 🌿
  • Every year, forest fires are increasing in size and severity, damaging vital ecosystems and creating a need for millions of trees. Some major consequences of forest fires include significant loss of wildlife, loss of vegetation, soil erosion, air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.

    With so much fire damage, reforestation is essential to catalyze the environmental recovery process. The trees are carefully planted to prevent invasive species from colonizing burn scars and restore quality habitat for native biodiversity. One Tree Planted is connecting with on-the-ground partners to establish viable reforestation projects when the recently affected regions are ready for planting. This fund will contribute to planting projects in British Columbia, Idaho, Ghana, Portugal, and beyond. Let's get to work! 🌲
  • 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.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partners on the ground will determine the most appropriate species of tree and shrubs. We only plant native tree species that will restore the local ecosystem, re-establish wildlife habitat, and reduce the likelihood of future fires.

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