Reforestation Projects:

The November 2020 Update

Meaghan Weeden | December 10, 2020 | 3 min read

Introducing One Tree Planted's Reforestation Update: A Monthly Video Series

Behind the scenes, we've been working on something really cool, and we're so excited to share it with you! Each month, we'll virtually travel the globe, highlighting our amazing tree planting partners and the projects they've created with us β€” with a focus on projects that have started, ended, or made some great progress in the past month!

In every video, you can expect us to recap a few projects and do 1 deep dive, where we'll feature an especially awesome project or exciting milestone reached. We'll also share key stats like how many trees were planted, how much land was restored, and any future plans in the region. And of course, we'll talk about the social, environmental, economic and other positive impacts unique to each project. 

So Without Further Ado, Here's Our November 2020 Reforestation Update!

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

In Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Parkour partner Friends of the National Parks Foundation began planting 1.5 million trees to restore 600 ha of degraded land as part of the AZ Forest project with AstraZeneca. This will improve forest health and increase endangered Bornean orangutan habitat β€” 55% of which has been cleared for palm oil and agriculture in the last 60 years. 

In Rwanda's Eastern, Northern, and Western Provinces, our partner KULA Project has begun planting an additional 100,000 coffee arabica trees to restore 80 ha of degraded land. Their work supports over 500 family farms, bringing in extra income they can use for healthcare + secondary education. This project is a great example of how planting trees can provide meaningful + sustainable social change that will last for generations to come.

Across the state of California, our amazing partners have planted 620,000 native tree species (despite the challenges of 2020) to restore the environment after historic wildfires have continued to ravage the state. 

We also launched our Backyard Campaign in partnership with Darin Olien, host of Netflix's Down to Earth show. This campaign is part of a larger reforestation effort, and in 2021 we will plant over 1 million trees in the golden state!

We're doing big things in India, thanks to our incredible partner Sustainable Green Initiative! Despite the coronavirus, we've planted over 1.1 million fruit and mangrove trees to combat poverty, hunger, and climate change. This project directly impacts the homesteads and farmland of 25,000 small farming families. And we aren't even close to done yet! In 2021, we've already pledged to plant to plant 1.5 million fruit trees.

Thanks for tuning in to our update, we'll see you next month! Miss us already? Check out our Youtube channel for more awesome videos. And don't forget, we have plenty of other awesome projects like these. Choose where your trees are planted 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. 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 helpΒ 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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