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REFORESTATION PROJECTS: THE May 2021 UPDATE

Going strong into Summer 2021

As summer ramps up in many places around the world, so too are several of our awesome projects — and we're so excited to share what we've been up to. From the Philippines and Australia to Sri Lanka and Costa Rica, tune in for some fresh-from-the-field updates courtesy of our awesome forest ambassadors Kyleigh and Nicole!

Here's Our May 2021 Reforestation Update!

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In the Philippines,we began planting 40,000 trees on June 1st to help the B’llaan Tribe restore deforested land in the Mount Matutum Protected Area, an important watershed and haven for endangered wildlife. In addition, this project will restore coastal mangrove ecosystems, which are vital for coral reefs and countless aquatic and terrestrial species.

This project is especially impactful because tropical forests in the Philippines have been hit particularly hard by logging and resource extraction, with only 6% of the country remaining forested.

In Australia's Southwest Western region, we began planting 1 million trees on June 1st as part of a multi-year initiative to restore habitat, conserve biodiversity, and buffer important wildlife corridors in a biodiversity hotspot. The project was kicked off by a small Noongar ‘Blessing Gathering with aboriginal Elders and key project members.

This region of Australia has been recognized as one of the world's top 25 Biodiversity Hotspots — and planting here will improve the connectivity and ecological permeability of these landscapes, benefiting biodiversity for generations to come.

In Sri Lanka,  we began planting 20,000 mangrove trees on June 1st to restore a lagoon that was damaged and degraded during civil conflict. Working with the local community, this restoration will benefit marine biodiversity that depends on mangrove ecosystems, help buffer against storms and rising sea levels, provide benefits to the local community, and more!

And finally, this month's deep dive finds us in the field in Costa Rica with Ross, our monitoring and forestry specialist and Malcolm, our Latin America project manager as they visit our awesome project on Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula. Located on Costa Rica's Pacific coast and within La Amistad National Park, the Osa Peninsula is the largest remaining forest in Central America.

We're planting 148,000 trees here in partnership with landowners in vital watersheds and regions identified by NASA Develop and CR government studies. Planting trees here will improve habitat connectivity for Costa Rica's incredible biodiversity, restore degraded land in one of the world's last wild places, benefit the local community and more!

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!

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

As the need for reforestation is global and ever-changing, we feature where trees are most needed now. Today, we're raising funds to create community forest spaces across England. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Invite educational opportunities by engaging local schools
  • Create publicly accessible woodlands for community spaces
  • Increase forest connectivity for native biodiversity
  • England, in the United Kingdom, used to have abundant forest coverage, but changes in land use have caused significant deforestation. In addition to being critical to protecting the climate, forests also build community. This reforestation project will be a highly engaging, community-led initiative to create educational opportunities, volunteer planting events, and public spaces so that everyone, including the most marginalized communities, can enjoy England's native flora and fauna.Thank you so much for your support of healthy forests! 🌲
  • These more than one million trees will make a significant climate impact, sequestering carbon and creating climate resilience by mitigating flooding and the effects of pollution. This project supports increased access to public woodland, especially for communities in need, with opportunities for community engagement and improved public health. Organizations like Forest School and Woodland Outreach will be able to integrate the project with school education to get children out in nature.
  • 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.
  • Our partner has chosen native trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the area. This includes the following: Pedunculate/Common Oak, Downy Birch, Hazel, Hawthorn, Small-leaved lime, Rowan, Silver Birch, Common Alder, Aspen, Goat Willow, Field Maple, Hornbeam, Beech, Blackthorn and tens more.

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