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
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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