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

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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