Forest Fire Recovery

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Reforestation is one of the best ways to restore lands that have been degraded by forest fires. Plant trees in British Columbia, Alberta, and more to help restore what has been lost. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reforest lands damaged by record-setting fires
  • Support habitat for iconic biodiversity
  • Create a positive impact for generations to come
  • Year after year, forest fires grow in intensity as climate change continues to provide the perfect conditions for these fires to flourish. The good news is, reforestation can help restore these lands. Around the world, we’re planting trees in areas that have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. These trees will be planted in places like British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Mexico, Bhutan, and more to help support habitats, reforest lands, and create a positive impact for generations to come. Help restore these vital ecosystems by planting a tree.
  • Forest fires are increasing in size and severity, damaging vital ecosystems and creating a need for millions of trees. 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. Let's get to work! 🌲
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you reports on the specific reforestation project your donation is benefiting from 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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Reforestation is one of the best ways to restore lands that have been degraded by forest fires. Plant trees in British Columbia, Alberta, and more to help restore what has been lost. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Reforest lands damaged by record-setting fires
  • Support habitat for iconic biodiversity
  • Create a positive impact for generations to come
  • Year after year, forest fires grow in intensity as climate change continues to provide the perfect conditions for these fires to flourish. The good news is, reforestation can help restore these lands. Around the world, we’re planting trees in areas that have been severely affected by forest fires and aren't able to recover a healthy ecosystem on their own. These trees will be planted in places like British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Mexico, Bhutan, and more to help support habitats, reforest lands, and create a positive impact for generations to come. Help restore these vital ecosystems by planting a tree.
  • Forest fires are increasing in size and severity, damaging vital ecosystems and creating a need for millions of trees. 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. Let's get to work! 🌲
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We'll also send you reports on the specific reforestation project your donation is benefiting from 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.

Why Plant Trees For Forest Fire Recovery?

Climate

Stabilize the Climate

Trees help to stabilize our climate by absorbing and sequestering carbon via photosynthesis. In fact, one mature tree can sequester up to 22 lbs of carbon per year!

Community

Impact Communities

1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood, including tree planters! So planting trees naturally brings people together, heals communities, and stimulates local economies.

Biodiversity

Promote Biodiversity

Trees provide food, shade, and shelter for 1/2 of the world’s terrestrial flora and fauna and 3/4 of all birds. When we cut down their home, they often have nowhere to go.

Trees do so much for us! They sequester carbon, filter and absorb air pollutants, provide wildlife habitat, hold the soil together, protect us from UV rays, and much more!

Unfortunately, forest fires have increased in frequency, severity, and size in many regions including British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Mexico, Bhutan, and more, harming biodiversity, water quality, and the climate. The causes are often wide-ranging, from decades of fire suppression combined with climate change in California and Canada to unregulated slash-and-burn agriculture in Asia.

When forest fires are relatively small, nature doesn't require intervention because seeds in the soil and natural regeneration from surrounding healthy trees will restock the ecosystem with new emerging seedlings. But when burn scars are severe, or when the closest healthy trees are too far away to spread seeds via natural processes, planting trees can help to catalyze the natural process so that forests grow again. Our projects are conducted in partnership with local experts, native tree species, and reforestation plansthat take unique local ecology into account to ensure a lower risk of future forest fire spread.

Planting trees helps to restore damaged ecosystems, stabilize soil, support the water cycle, and slowly recover the vital ecosystem services that we all depend on. 

Post-Fire Planting Process

After a fire, the main objective in reforesting the area is to help increase restoration efforts. Removing extra debris like dead trees and brush so they can't provide fuel for future fires is important. However, some must be left to provide wind protection and improve water retention for newly planted trees. Some wildlife species, like the black-backed woodpecker, also rely on snags to nest and forage the insects that are drawn to fire-affected areas.

Once the land has been cleared, the soil health and stability must be assessed. Fires can actually improve the nutrient profile of the soil by breaking organic matter down into a usable form. But they also remove the most effective anchor — trees — holding everything together, which increases the risk of erosion and soil loss. From there, determining the most beneficial tree species is crucial. Post-fire planting seeks to restore the land in the healthiest way possible. In order to do that, native tree species must be planted to help restore fire-affected ecosystems like those shown on the map.

Areas affected by fires

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