Vietnam’s tropical forests support rich biodiversity and a precious, sensitive ecosystem. 25 million people depend on forest products for subsistence. Over-exploitation of the land has endangered many native species of plants and animals, and increased the impact of natural disasters. Planting trees here will help conserve threatened species, regulate climate, provide economic stability for local villagers, and protect watershed areas that serve the community on a daily basis.
Our experienced partners in Vietnam work hard to ensure tree-planting is both environmentally and economically sustainable. By planting native fruit trees and replenishing endangered timber species, we can restore balance to the area’s flora and fauna while educating the local community about forest conservation. The project will create jobs for villagers (including site clearance, planting, tending, protection), and provide long-term income through collecting fruits of Son Tra trees.
To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. Native species that will be planted include dipterocarpus alatus and hopea adorata.
For “Gift These Trees” option, only one certificate/e-card will be sent per order.
To send certificates to multiple recipients, please make separate orders.
During the Vietnam war, the United States used large amounts of defoliants which destroyed large swathes of forests. By the end of the war in 1975, estimates put Vietnam's forest coverage at just 17%, down from more than 40% in the 1940s. Forest coverage loss was further compounded by a rapidly recovering economy focused on logging and agriculture.
Ever since, the Vietnamese government has been working hard to bring back their country's forests. Today, Vietnam's forest coverage is just over 40%, and new initiatives from the government are protecting and conserving more and more trees.
Vietnam continues to plant trees as a strategy to protect itself from the impacts of climate change. Restoring mangroves are helping to protect against sea-level rise and intensifying tropical storms, while planting more trees inland helps reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Forests are an essential part of our planet’s carbon and water cycles. A fully grown tree can release hundreds of liters of water in one day! Healthy trees absorb carbon dioxide and keep climate stable.
Vietnam is home to more than 1500 species of mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles. Of these species, some 8% are endemic and another 8% are endangered. Tree planting in ensures these animals's habitats are protected
Through our partners in Vietnam, tree planting develops income opportunities for communities, in particular for minority groups in two villages, by creating jobs in planting, maintenance, and forest conservation.