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COLDPLAY PLANTS TREES
Making a Positive Impact for Sustainability
One Tree Planted is proud to support Coldplay's pledge to focus on sustainability, and will be planting trees to create a restorative impact for nature by planting one tree for every ticket sold on the Music Of The Spheres World Tour and through proceeds of all individual tee sales. The band is committed to being climate positive and eco-conscious, and we're excited to play a role as Coldplay's official reforestation partner!
IMPORTANCE OF PLANTING TREES
By planting trees in areas that have been degraded or deforested, reforestation helps accelerate the re-establishment of healthy forest structure. This ultimately restores the forest canopy and preserves biodiversity within the ecosystem.
Trees also help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat for wildlife. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree!
Whether it's forest fire restoration in British Columbia, habitat expansion in Brazil, or water capture in the Andes, every planting initiative has a unique story to tell. Check out some of our reforestation projects below and stay tuned for more details of Coldplay's global forest.
This reforestation initiative will take place in Healdsburg and Usal, California. Trees will be planted to restore the land after the Walbridge Fire of 2020, which burned over 55,000 acres, as well as to support biodiversity through the recovery of conifer species after historical overcutting.
Benefits include local job creation, prevention of soil erosioninto local streams and salmon habitat, and the re-establishment of environmental public trust values. In all cases, forest stewardship in these projects is guided by a nonindustrial forest management plan, which is rigorously examined by numerous state agencies including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Geological Survey.
The planting density for this project will average 200-300 seedlings per acre and the seedlings to be planted include Redwood, Douglas-Fir, Willow and Big-Leaf Maple in riparian areas.
A number of the planting sites were properties burnt in the Walbridge Fire in the Healdsburg area and require replanting to re-establish a forest. Others are properties on which planting will re-establish conifer as a component of hardwood-dominated stands that are the result of historical over cutting. Forest stewardship on these planting sites will be guided by a non-industrial forest management plan or something similar, which is rigorously examined by numerous state agencies, including the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the California Geological Survey.
This project is the first multi country, large scale, grassroots initiative to restore the high altitude native forests of South America's high Andes. The overall objective is to restore 1 million hectares of high Andean forests across 6 countries over the next 25 years.
The trees planted here will help restore wetlands, safeguard existing forest, and protect critical Amazon headwaters. Working with local and indigenous communities, the seeds are collected from nearby Polylepis forests and grown in community nurseries. Once ready, they're planted on designated lands to expand existing forests, or to seed new ones in historically deforested areas.
Found at tree-line altitudes in the Andes, this project will help create and feed the headwaters of major sources of water for everything downstream including the Amazon rainforests and wetlands. It is also a habitat for more than 20 IUCN-listed Species of Conservation Concern. They prevent severe erosion from melting glaciers above them. They contribute to climate resiliency and mitigation.
This project will restore vital community natural resources and help communities to sustainably manage them going forward. Because this project is community-based and owned, our projects contribute to local community economies by creating local micro-businesses focused on growing, planting, and managing sustainably native forests.
This project is located in the Serra da Mantiqueira region in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, critical to the conservation of water in the the São Paulo state and benefitting several municipalities in the surrounding area.
This forest biome is considered a “hotspot” of biodiversity while only 13% of the original forest remains, further emphasizing the necessity for restoration. The goals and long-term benefits include improvement of the quality and quantity of water in the watershed, increased habitat and ecological corridors for local fauna, and carbon sequestration. There will also be a positive social impact for nearby communities of landowners, seed collectors, and organizations.
The project is located in a very important area to conserve water in the São Paulo state. This place is named as Serra da Mantiqueira. The municipalities that the project will be implanted are: In São Paulo state: Águas de Lindóia, Lindóia, Serra Negra and Socorro In Minas Gerais state: Bom Repouso, Bueno Brandão, Monte Sião, Munhoz, Senador Amaral.
The participative construction of this project has as goal to foment the restoration chain with the local partnership as rural owners and seeds' collectors and other organizations that has this goal of created more forests to increase the quality of life. Besides that, the restoration of the priorities areas of water conservation will be a direct positive impact on all populations that live in the region and economy.
This reforestation project is helping to control erosion, provide safe water supply, and stabilize forestry within eight micro-watersheds across the country of Haiti.
A watershed – the land area that drains to a stream – is important to the overall physical and socio-economic health of local communities due to their roles in protecting water quality through filtration and providing carbon storage among many other benefits. The trees planted here will help protect communal water sources, support the local economy, and maintain crop livelihood. This project will also continue to support mangrove restoration to champion a “ridge to reef” vision.
This project focuses on eight micro-watersheds including Foulon-Bois de Lance, Bahon, Trois Palmistes, Selon, Milot, Capotille, Savanne Longue, and Perches.
This particular planting project has a strategy of overlaying planting activities with resilience-building environmental techniques at the micro-watershed landscape level, primarily in the highlands. The strategy also maximizes tree survival rate by planting in agroforestry systems with built-in incentives for farmers to protect the newly transplanted trees.
The Fagaras Mountains are the highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians, also known as the Romanian Alps. They offer extraordinary views of the carved glaciers and surrounding forests. Sadly, significant swaths of forest were cut down during the period of 2005-2015.
Reforestation here will focus on restoring forest biodiversity through native species including Beech, Fir, Spruce, Elm, Mountain Ash, and Pine trees. This will help re-establish the natural forest composition already adapted to future climate change, and restore the forest floor where erosion has previously caused a loss of topsoil resulting in negative consequences for river dwelling fauna. This project will also provide economic opportunities for the local community.
The Carpathia project does not just replant clear-cuts of the past with the most common species, but recreates the natural forest composition, already adapted to possible future climate change. Carpathia has so far used eleven different tree species, amongst them reintroduced the European Yew to the southern Fagaras Mountains. Further ecological benefits are the restoration of the forest floor on former tractor tracks, where erosion after every snowmelt or after every heavy summer rain has caused not only the loss of topsoil, but also the input of mud into the river systems with negative consequences for the aquatic fauna. FCC owns all lands on which we replant and guarantees the protection of forests in perpetuity on these properties.
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