One Tree Planted

our planting projects

discover our collection of planting projects
with A rangE OF KEY impact areas across
6 global regions and 28 countries

One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As an environmental charity, we're on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees!

Trees are remarkable plants at the heart of our fight against climate change. They are an affordable and simple yet powerful tool for protecting our environment while creating numerous economic, health, and social impacts.

reforestation UPDATES

WITH KYLEIGH AND NICOLE

Join us as we virtually travel the globe, highlighting some of our amazing tree planting partners and reforestation projects which have started, ended, or made some great progress in the past month! At One Tree Planted, we aim to be as transparent and accountable as possible, providing you with regular updates from our reforestation projects.

JANUARY 2021

In this episode, we explore Guatemala, our Amazonian Project, Ghana, California and an amazing Deep Dive on Project Orca.

DECEMBER 2020

Tune in to get updates on our projects in Indonesia, Rwanda, California, India and find out about our successes from Plant a Tree Day.

global planting regions

REFORESTATION IN NORTH AMERICA

One Tree Planted has planted trees in more than a dozen US states and across three Canadian provinces. Our projects restore forests in the wake of major wildfires like those in Paradise, California; repair damage caused by industry and resource extraction; and even support the endangered Southern Resident Orca of the Pacific Northwest.

California
California
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in California - One Tree Planted

California

  • California's forests provide innumerable benefits, including clean water and air, recreation, habitat, and beautiful scenery. Healthy forests also play an important role in addressing climate change. Five years of drought and a large-scale bark beetle infestation have seriously damaged California’s forests. 2017’s record-breaking wildfire season burned more than 1.3 million acres – an area the size of Delaware. 2020's fire season has consumed close to 3 million acres, resulting in hundreds of millions of trees that will need to be restored.
  • Trees play an important role in the vitality of California communities. Your contribution will help plant trees and restore forests throughout California. These foresters work hard to promote improved vegetation planning and resource management, helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires and floods in the region.

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the California project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • 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. Species planted include the Sugar Pine, California Redwood (State Tree), Maple, Elderberry, Willow, Birch, Dogwood, Cedar, Giant Sequoia, and Walnut.

Colorado
Colorado
Plant Trees in Colorado - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Colorado - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Colorado - One Tree Planted

Colorado

  • Colorado has 24.4 million acres of forests which provide huge social, economic and ecological benefits. Forests support a sustainable wood products industry, diverse wildlife, fresh water, and ample recreation opportunities. But these precious forests face serious threats, including insect infestations, long-term drought, and forest fires. Unhealthy forests set the stage for exceptionally large, devastating wildfires that significantly increase risks of dangerous flooding, extreme erosion, degraded water quality and reduced water storage capacity.

  • Colorado’s high-country watersheds supply fresh water to 19 US states and Mexico. The same forests impacted by insects, disease and wildfire provide sustainable water supplies. Planting trees here will help to protect this critical resource, reforest areas burned by wildfires, enhance wildlife habitat, and reduce soil erosion. Our amazing reforestation partners work with land managers and private landowners to accomplish effective forestry practices and reduce the risk of severe wildfire and post-fire flooding.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Colorado projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • 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. Popular species include Pine, Aspen, and Oak.

Plant Trees in a National Forest
Plant Trees in a National Forest
Plant Trees in a National Forest | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in a National Forest | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in a National Forest | One Tree Planted

Plant Trees in a National Forest

  • The United States Forest Service (USFS) - an agency of the US Department of Agriculture - manages more than 150 national forests across 43 states. Now, One Tree Planted is one of their official reforestation partners, giving us the opportunity to plant more trees on more public land from coast to coast! Since we have so many projects planned for National Forests, your tree will be planted in an area in which the USFS needs it most. 
  • All of our USFS projects have incredible and diverse impacts on the environment. Planting trees in California will restore the Tahoe National Forest after wildfires. In Colorado, tree planting help the Gunnison National Forest recover from a beetle infestation. Reforestation in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee will repair critical watersheds and bring back lost biodiversity habitat. Regardless of where your trees are planted, communities across the US, the environment, and the climate will all benefit. 
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    A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our USFS projects, so you know in which forest your trees were planted, and can track the impact your trees are having on the environment.
  • The United States Forest Service have amazing experts who have chosen trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the National Forests.
Orca Project
Orca Project
Plant Trees For Orcas - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees For Orcas - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees For Orcas - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees For Orcas - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees For Orcas - One Tree Planted

Orca Project

  • The Endangered Southern Resident Orca have called the stretch of Pacific Ocean from Northern California to British Columbia home for millennia. Every year, as the Orca's migrate North to South and back again they rely on the West Coast Chinook salmon for food (nearly 80% of their diet). However, salmon stocks are diminishing due to loss of habitat and increasing pollution - ultimately impacting the Orca downstream. Planting trees along rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest restores habitat for the endangered orca. Trees help reduce pollution and improve the health and quantity of salmon for the orca to eat! Learn more about how trees, salmon, and orca are all connected in our blog story.

  • Our amazing partners across the Pacific Northwest have identified critical forested areas that need to be restored in order to have the greatest possible impact on the well-being of the Southern Resident Orca. Planting trees around the rivers and streams that feed into the Orca's habitat reduces water contamination, lowers toxicity, protects salmon spawning grounds, and improves Orca food supply. These projects will bring benefits to other species of wildlife, as well as the communities in the surrounding areas.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Orca project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • Our partner has chosen trees and vegetation that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region, the salmon, and the Southern Resident Orca.

REFORESTATION IN LATIN AMERICA

One Tree Planted's projects in Latin America are rebuilding forests and restoring land so the benefits of healthy tropical forests can be felt around the world. Our partners work with communities impacted by deforestation so they benefit from improved forest management practices and agricultural techniques like agroforestry. This also ensures the trees and land are taken care of for generations to come, and the forests can continue to thrive. 

Amazon Rainforest
Amazon Rainforest
Amazon Rainforest - One Tree Planted
Amazon Rainforest - One Tree Planted
Amazon Rainforest - One Tree Planted

Amazon Rainforest

  • Home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog, the Amazon River Basin is a vast region with 1.9 billion acres of rainforest and over 1,100 tributaries — 17 of which are longer than 1,000 miles. With the world’s largest rainforest ecosystem, it spans 9 countries and is home to almost 30% of plant and animal species on Earth. And by holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it’s also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation. Planting trees in the Amazon Rainforest will help conserve habitat for its iconic wildlife species, provide sustainable livelihoods to local people, and stabilize the climate.  
  • This tree planting project will help protect the Amazon's biodiverse primary forests and restore degraded land. Our partners will work with local farmers to establish sustainable agroforestry using shade-grown cocoa, native tree species, and productive timber species. They will also provide training and technical assistance for participants in the sustainable agroforestry model.
  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Amazon project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant.
Brazil
Brazil
Brazil - One Tree Planted
Brazil - One Tree Planted
Brazil - One Tree Planted
Brazil - One Tree Planted

Brazil

  • The Atlantic Forest, also known as Mata Atlantica, once spanned 130 million hectares across Brazil. Now, this tropical rainforest ecosystem covers only about 12% of its original area and is home to more than half of the country’s population. Centuries of deforestation for timber, sugar cane, coffee, cattle ranching, and urban sprawl have contributed to its current state. Nearly all of the remaining forest is in western São Paulo State, including the Mooro do Diablo State Park, the Black Lion Tamarin Ecological Station, and many smaller forest fragments.

  • Our partners in Brazil are working to reconnect the Morro do Diablo State Park and the Black Lion Tamarin Ecological station, two core areas of the Upper Parana Atlantic Rainforest Biosphere Reserve. This will be Brazil’s largest reforestation corridor and served as a guide for future projects in the region. It will create 60,000 ha of connected forest for endemic and endangered species and improve the livelihoods of 1,000 families. And from an ecological standpoint, it will help maintain viable populations of flora and fauna and mitigate harmful edge effects like exposure to light and wind, diseases, and invasive species.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Atlantic Forest projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will plant over 100 native species, including Gochnatia polymorpha, Guarea guidonea, Tapirira guianensis, Inga striata, Inga laurina, Inga uruguensis, Pera glabrata, Croton floribundus, Syagrus romanzoffiana, Acacia polyphylla, Terminalia glabrescens, Albizzia niopoides, Anadenanthera colubrina cebil.

Andes
Andes
Andes - One Tree Planted
Andes - One Tree Planted
Andes - One Tree Planted

Andes

  • The Andes Mountains of South America used to have abundant forest coverage, but a growing population and increasing agricultural production have caused significant deforestation. The forests of the Andes are critical for the Indigenous populations who rely on them for food, water, and jobs. But their impact goes far beyond the communities living nearby; the Andes' watersheds drain into the Amazon basin, supplying water to innumerable communities and cities downstream. 
  • Our amazing partners are leading a Latin America-wide initiative to restore 1 million hectares of high Andean forest across 6 countries over the next 25 years. As part of the annual tree-planting festival Queuña Raymi, trees will be planted with the guidance of local leaders using ancient Incan traditions, preserving the landscape and Indigenous culture. The tree planting will help restore wetlands, safeguard existing forest, and protect critical Amazon headwaters.  

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Andes project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • Our partner has chosen trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region. This includes various types of Polylepsis trees which are native to the Andes and have adapted to the extremely high altitude.
Haiti
Haiti
Plant Trees in Haiti - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Haiti - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Haiti - One Tree Planted

Haiti

  • Reforestation is a major challenge for Haiti. Centuries of over-farming and poor agricultural methods have destroyed the region’s soil. Erosion makes it very difficult to grow food, and dramatically increases the impact of natural disasters. Planting trees here will help restore nutrients to the soil and teach local farmers how to use the land responsibly and profitably.
  • We work with an amazing partner in Haiti that uses social enterprise to tackle reforestation. Focusing on community development, they help establish farmer cooperatives and rural farm businesses, with a strong focus on empowering women. By planting trees and learning proper environmental practices, Haitian farmers are able to grow more food, combat climate change, and lift themselves out of poverty.
  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Haiti project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner in Haiti will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. Popular species include fruit trees (papaya) and fast-growing timber trees (cedrela odorata).

REFORESTATION IN AFRICA

One Tree Planted's focus in Africa is on rebuilding animal habitat, restoring soil and critical watersheds, all while improving the lives of the communities who rely on the forests the most. Our planting partners promote agroforestry and educate farmers on the benefits of improved forestry practices, providing communities with sustainable sources of food, wood, and income.

Kenya
Kenya
Plant Trees in Kenya - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Kenya - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Kenya - One Tree Planted

Kenya

  • Kenya’s Kijabe Forest is a highland mosaic ‘Afro-alpine’ forest that was once dominated by trees, such as the East African pencil-cedar and African olive. Roughly one-third of the original high-canopy forest still stands and provides important habitat for biodiversity. The forest is only about 5,000 hectares, but a community of almost 200,000 people depend on it for water, wood, and agriculture. Increasing pressure for land poses significant threats to the region, leading to the over-extraction of resources and illegal timber harvesting. Planting trees here will help protect this vital ecosystem, promote environmental education, and foster sustainable livelihoods through seed collection and ecotourism.

  • Our partner, The Kijabe Forest Trust, is committed to restoring 5,000 hectares of primary forests in Kijabe. This project will work directly with communities to protect, conserve, and restore the forest, helping to safeguard water and other ecosystem services. Planting trees here will improve access to sustainable livelihoods by employing community members, promoting ecotourism and non-timber forest products, and providing environmental education and advocacy. 


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Kenya project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • The species we are planting are highly dependent on the altitudinal zones of the escarpment area. The mix will include climax species (such as Juniperus procera, Olea europaea ssp. africana, and Warburgia ugandensis), and faster growing cover species such as Croton megalocarpus, Dombeya rotundifolia, and Sesbania sesben.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia
Plant Trees in Ethiopia - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Ethiopia - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Ethiopia - One Tree Planted

Ethiopia

  • This tree planting project links environmental restoration with income generation, providing the local community with the knowledge and tools to conserve their land, protect their water supply, and create a sustainable, diverse economy for future generations. It focuses on the Loka Bedelcha Kebele in Southern Ethiopia, and the Amhara region in the North. Both are areas where environmental degradation is threatening livelihoods and biodiversity. These regions face challenges like dry and unpredictable climates, poor soil fertility, ineffective land management practices, and lenient resource regulations. 

  • Our partner, SOS Sahel Ethiopia, is dedicated to improving the living standards of smallholder farmers and marginalized pastoralists through better management of their environment and improved access to food. Taking place on communal lands and around homesteads, the planting of these trees will be tied to sustainable business for the local community: fruit and coffee production, beekeeping, and animal fattening. Community cooperatives will be the primary implementers of the project, while school clubs will be established to engage in the tree plantation to learn by doing. 


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Ethiopia project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • Our partners will plant a variety of trees to ensure this project has a wide-ranging impact. These include multi-purpose tree species (Acacia saligna, Acacia abyssinica, Grevillea robusta & Olea africana), fruit trees (Mango, Papaya & Avocado), and coffee plants. 

Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted
Plant Trees for Chimpanzees | One Tree Planted

Plant Trees for Chimpanzees

  • This is an incredibly special wildlife habitat and corridor restoration partnership between One Tree Planted and the Jane Goodall Institute. The objective is to restore and conserve nature for biodiversity while also supporting local communities. The trees will be planted in the Albertine Rift forests of Uganda, close to where Dr. Jane Goodall began her extraordinary career and fell in love with chimpanzees - our closest wildlife relatives. Donations here will go towards planting 3 million trees as part of a broad long-term and large-scale initiative that will connect forests for wildlife, establish tree nurseries, strengthen forest monitoring and law enforcement to prevent future deforestation, promote agroforestry practices that integrate trees into farming systems, and much more.

  • The Albertine Rift is globally recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, it ranks first among 119 distinct terrestrial eco-regions of continental Africa in terms of endemic species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians, and second in terms of globally threatened species. Over 50% of birds, 39% of mammals, 19% of amphibians, and 14% of reptiles and plants of mainland Africa reside in this region. The restoration of these forests will contribute to carbon sequestration, support ecosystem functioning such as water catchment, engage local communities in sustainable practices, and maintain a habitat for highly endangered species relying on the Albertine Rift for their survival - including the endangered chimpanzee.  
  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on this project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community, wildlife, and environment.
  • A variety of local trees will be planted based on the needs of specific sites. Species include, among others, Maesopsis eminii, Cordia africana, Milicia excelsa, Mitrigyna stipulosa, Lovoa trichiliodes, Khaya anthotheca (an African Mahogany), and Albizia, Trichilia and Ficus (Fig) species.

Ghana
Ghana
Plant Trees in Ghana - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Ghana - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Ghana - One Tree Planted

Ghana

  • Ghana is known for its diverse animal life, miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, and beautiful forests covering more than 21% of the country. Since the early 1990s, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. With a remarkable 80% of Ghanaians depending on forests for their livelihoods, deforestation has a major impact on communities. To reverse this trend, Ghana's government is focused on improving land management, planting trees, and protecting forests. This project is also a part of the AFR100, an initiative to restore more than 100 million hectares of land across Africa by 2030.

  • Together with our incredible reforestation partners, we are planting 30,000 trees in north-east Ghana where rapid desertification is caused by deforestation and close proximity to the Sahara and Sahel deserts. Improving forest health in these areas will bolster soil nutrition, improve local hydrological function, and create a positive social and economic impact for nearby communities. The trees for this project even come from a nearby nursery, creating jobs and supporting the local economy. Through engagement and participation this project will educate community members on productive and sustainable land management, ensuring the reforested areas are maintained for generations to come.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Ghana project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant. Popular species include Mahogany, Rosewood, Teak and Eucalyptus.

REFORESTATION IN ASIA

One Tree Planted's projects across Asia are helping rebuild the habitat of critically endangered species like orangutans, tigers, and more than 1,700 species of birds. These projects are creating jobs and providing sustainable, long-term income for communities so people and forests can live together in harmony.

Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia

Indonesia

  • Indonesia is made up of over 17,000 islands, including Borneo and Sumatra, the third and sixth largest islands in the world. Extensive mangroves, carbon-rich peat swamps and the third largest reserves of rainforests left on Earth are all found across this sprawling archipelago. Recognised globally for its exceptional biodiversity, many rare and unique wildlife such as Sumatran tigers, elephants, orang-utans and over 1,700 species of birds are found here. Your donation will help to restore ecosystems in this biodiversity hotspot that has experienced profound degradation caused by rampant deforestation for palm oil plantations, damaging peat fires, and extensive logging.

  • Our incredible partners in Indonesia are working to ensure balance is restored to forest ecosystems and the local communities that depend on them. Efforts are focused on mobilising support from a coalition of local and international partners to develop nurseries and plant thousands of native trees. Your support will help us make a difference on a number of exciting projects. By planting trees in Indonesia, you’re helping to create vital habitat for orang-utans and endangered wildlife in Sumatra, restore tropical forests that sequester carbon and enhance ecosystem processes in Borneo and offer sustainable livelihood alternatives to farmers through regenerative agroforestry practices.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Indonesia projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To ensure your donation makes the biggest impact possible, our partners will determine which species are most appropriate to plant. This includes various types of native and agroforestry species. Depending on the specific habitats being restored, native trees may include durian, dipterocarps, ironwoods, teak and other tropical hardwoods.

India
India
India
Plant Trees in India - One Tree Planted
India
Plant Trees in India - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in India - One Tree Planted
India

India

  • Ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Himalayas, from the Bay of Bengal to the Hindu Kush, India is a vast land full of contrasts. India’s forests are a reflection of the subcontinent’s great diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. Moist and dry tropical forests, temperate and subtropical montane forests, alpine forests and mangrove forests are all found here. Recognized as one of the 17 “megadiverse” countries, around 8% of the world’s flora and fauna is found in India, including species like Bengal Tigers. With nearly 3,000, India supports the largest population globally. Additionally, India’s forests support the livelihoods of almost 275 million people, who depend on them for food, fuelwood, fodder and other forest products.
  • Our work in India is primarily focused on planting fruit trees! Our amazing partners are working with local communities across twelve Indian states to plant fruit trees to fight hunger, improve local economies and combat climate change. Your support will help us make a huge difference. Each fruit tree we plant will equate to at least $10 USD in food and nutrition each year, with a cumulative value of 5 million dollars garnered over the next 50-60 years. While the socioeconomic benefits of this effort are undeniable, there are many ecological benefits too. India has some of the worst air quality in the world which is a massive drain on human health. Cue trees, which filter the air, trap pollutants, and provide thousands of pounds of breathable oxygen over their lifetimes.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our India project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • The species we are currently planting across India include fruit trees such as apricot, banana, guava, jackfruit, lemon, moringa, lemon, papaya, pear, peach, pomegranate and many more. Moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Whereas, species like lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes produce fruit within 3 years, but will ultimately provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers in the long term. 

The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines
The Philippines

The Philippines

  • The Philippines have traditionally supported some of the most spectacular primary rainforests in South East Asia. In some islands such as Mindanao and Palawan, remnants of the great rainforests remain, though deforestation has decimated old growth forests in many areas. In addition to tropical rainforests, unique bamboo and mangrove ecosystems exist across the archipelago. The diversity of habitats in the Philippines support an exuberance of life making it one of the world’s seventeen “megadiverse countries” as well as a global biodiversity hotspot. Endangered wildlife such as the Philippine Eagle and Philippine Tarsier, as well as almost half of the countries 1,196 known species of amphibians, birds and mammals are endemic and found nowhere else. Your donation will help restore the Philippines spectacular forests, protect the island’s biodiversity and develop sustainable livelihood options for local communities.

  • Our partners in the Philippines are working hard to restore forest ecosystems with local people. Efforts are centred on habitat restoration for endangered species, safeguarding community watersheds and sustainable development through agroforestry and tree planting. Your support will help us make a difference on some amazing projects. By planting trees in the Philippines, your helping the B’llaan Tribe restore deforested land into rainforest in the Mount Matutum Protected Area - a haven for endangered wildlife and an important watershed; plant forests of giant bamboo in Mindanao in a community led effort to facilitate sustainable bamboo agroforestry and sequester carbon; and restore mangroves ecosystems vital for coral reefs and countless other species.

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Philippines project, so you can track the impact made on the community and environment.

  • Our partners choose trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes different types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the needs of each section of habitat being restored, species may include rainforest trees such as dipterocarps, agroforestry species such as native fruit trees and giant bamboo, or mangrove seedlings.
Vietnam
Vietnam
Plant Trees in Vietnam - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Vietnam - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Vietnam - One Tree Planted

Vietnam

  • Vietnam’s diverse forest landscapes encompass karst mountains, lowland plains and coastal mangroves. These diverse tropical ecosystems are home to over 1,500 known species of amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. Much of the local population also depends directly on forest products for subsistence. However, over-exploitation of the land has endangered many native species of plants and animals, and increased the impact of natural disasters. Vietnam is slowly regaining its forests through tree planting and natural reforestation though. Your donation will help restore Vietnam’s forests, protect threatened species, regulate climate, provide economic stability for villagers, and safeguard watersheds that serve local communities.

  • 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. By planting trees in Vietnam, your helping create jobs for villagers through site clearance, planting, tending, and monitoring; providing long-term income through collecting fruits of Son Tra trees; and fostering numerous environmental benefits ranging from watershed protection, to erosion control to carbon storage through tree plantings.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Vietnam projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • 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

REFORESTATION IN EUROPE

One Tree Planted has a growing number of projects in Europe. Our work in Iceland, Scotland, and Spain seeks to re-establish woodland, improve water and soil quality, and create habitat for wildlife in areas that were historically forested. Our project in Romania will reforest and restore abandoned agricultural land and areas destroyed by forest fire and other natural disasters.

Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland
Iceland

Iceland

  • Introducing a new afforestation project in Iceland! While Iceland used to have up to 40% forest cover centuries ago, deforestation has reduced this to just 5% today, and since so much time has gone by that's why this unique project is categorized as afforestation as opposed to reforestation. This 170 hectare area will involve planting trees on the lower, south-facing slopes on the farm “Dragon's Nest" named after its' former owner. The area is degraded former grazing land with low-growing and largely non-continuous vegetation, and a lot of ecological potential to become a forest once again. The main goals of this project are carbon sequestration and soil conservation.

  • In time, degraded and eroded land (the majority of the area) will develop more vigorous vegetation, both the trees themselves and the undergrowth. A mixed species forest will provide enriched biodiversity for most species' groups, including considerable birch at the edges, pine in the poorest areas, spruce on the better sites and black cottonwood along streams. There will be open areas for shade-intolerant plants and open-ground birds to remain in the area. The forest will moderate stream fluctuations creating better conditions for freshwater organisms including many insects, small crustaceans and fish. The forest will make its contribution to carbon sequestration, which will be a reversal of the current emissions. 

    The afforestation area is open to people from the local village, Breiðdalsvík. With time, footpaths and other outdoor recreation facilities will be developed. Local people will get jobs in fence maintenance and planting the trees. 

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Iceland project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • This mixed species forest will be home to many species and provide enriched biodiversity for most species groups. Tree species that will be planted in the forest include Downy Birch, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, and Black Cottonwood. 
Romania
Romania
Plant Trees in Romania - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Romania - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Romania - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Romania - One Tree Planted

Romania

  • Climate change and shifts in agricultural practices have left large swathes of Romania's lowlands abandoned. Without people to manage the land, soil erosion and degradation of the landscape is starting to take its toll. Our planting partners in Transylvania are converting this abandoned land into healthy forests and raising awareness about the importance of proper land management to ensure these forests are well maintained. This planting project takes place around the picturesque UNESCO world heritage site Sighișoara, made up of 13th century Romanian Saxon villages.

  • Planting trees in degraded areas will restore ecosystems, prevent soil erosion, and allow wildlife to return to the area. Revitalizing the natural environment of Romania is an important step in helping regulate the local climate and improve water retention for nearby villages. Our reforestation partners in Romania are working closely to mobilize community members and raise awareness of the importance of protecting the environment and sustainable forest management. In doing so our partners are restoring traditional land-use practices and creating economic benefits.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Romania project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our partner will determine the most appropriate species of tree to plant. Popular species include Beech, Spruce, Ash, and Sycamore Maple.

Spain
Spain
Plant Trees in Spain - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Spain - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Spain - One Tree Planted
Plant Trees in Spain - One Tree Planted

Spain

  • This reforestation will work to rebuild the forests of Undabaso. This area is located in the municipality of Muxika, in the province of Bizkaia, in the Basque Country. The area is included in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve.

  • Fundación Lurgaia, by means of the Quercus program, aims to recover part of the lost forests and, hence, their value for biodiversity as well as the goods and services they provide to the society. In addition to this, this project aims to improve the habitat of endangered species, improve the water cycle, reduce land erosion and loss of soil, improve the ecological status of the water bodies, remove invasive species and long term upkeep and fixation of CO2.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Spain projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • More than 35 species will be planted, including, Quercus robur, Betula alba, Corylus avellana, Fraxinus excelsior, Acer campestre, Ilex aquifolium, Salix sp., Taxus baccata, Castanea sativa, Alnus glutinosa, Cornus sanguinea, Fagus sylvaticus, etc.

Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
Denmark

Denmark

  • Due to historic deforestation, only 14.5% of the land area in Denmark is forested. Our respected on-the-ground partner will work with 550 landowners to get 1 million trees planted on over 350 ha of land to benefit climate, biodiversity, and the local community. This project is part of a nationwide effort to grow Denmark's forest cover to 25% by 2100 and will establish a multi-functional woodland on marginal farmland in western Jutland. The best part? It will be protected in perpetuity by the Danish Forest Act.

  • The new forests will absorb carbon, protect biodiversity, preserve groundwater, and fix nitrogen to reduce wetland eutrophication (when a body of water becomes overly enriched with minerals and nutrients, causing an algae bloom + suffocating aquatic life). A conservation area will be established for the threatened hazel dormouse, and will provide rich habitat for native birds and insects. 

    The local community will benefit from the many recreational opportunities afforded by the woodland, as well as an exciting "school in the forest" initiative that will provide educational opportunities for generations to come.


  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Denmark project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.

  • To maximize the impact of your donation, our awesome partner, a team of skilled local foresters, have selected a mix of over 25 native species, including varieties of alder, oak, ash, fir, pine, spruce, and larch. 

REFORESTATION IN THE PACIFIC

One Tree Planted's projects in Australia and New Zealand are restoring forests following the destruction of the Black Summer bushfires; are rejuvenating critical habitat for wildlife like koalas and cockatoos; and safeguarding community watersheds through restoration of indigenous tree species.

Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia
Australia - One Tree Planted
Australia
Australia

Australia

  • With over 123 million hectares of native forests, Australia has the seventh largest forest area in the world, making up three per cent of the Earth’s forests. These forests are unique and varied – ranging from ancient Gondwana rainforest and tropical mangroves to extensive bush lands made up of native acacia, melaleuca and eucalyptus trees.Your donation will help to plant millions of trees across Australia to recover forests affected by the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires and restore native habitat vital for wildlife.

  • We are working with many great partners in Australia to restore the country's native forests following last season’s catastrophic bushfires. Efforts are focused on mobilizing support for replanting efforts, developing nurseries and planting millions of trees with an army of volunteers and professional crews. Your support will help make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running. By planting trees in Australia, you're creating habitat corridors for koalas in New South Wales and Victoria, enhancing biodiversity in Western Australia, and promoting sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices with landowners.

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our Australian projects, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • Our partners choose native trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees may include acacia, banksia, eucalyptus, melaleuca, and many other native species. 

New Zealand
New Zealand
Plant Trees in New Zealand - One Tree Planted
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand
Plant Trees in New Zealand - One Tree Planted
New Zealand

New Zealand

  • New Zealand is home to unique forest ecosystems, including kauri forests, kahikatea swamp forests, pōhutukawa forests and mixed broadleaved forests. These support a diverse flora and fauna that evolved in the almost complete absence of land mammals and are almost entirely made up of native bird species found nowhere else. However, native forests like these have suffered from centuries of logging, forest clearance and invasive species that have reduced them to a fraction of their former range. Your donation will help to plant thousands of trees to restore the island’s indigenous forests and create habitat for wildlife, while stabilising hillsides to prevent erosion and protect local watersheds. 
  • In New Zealand were hard at work restoring the country’s beautiful native forests. Efforts are focused on mobilising support from a coalition of local partners to plant thousands of trees in the Pamoa Forest in the Gisborne District of the North Island. Your support will help get trees in the ground and jump start a brand new forest ecosystem. By planting trees in New Zealand you're helping restore indigenous tree species to previously logged or degraded lands, enhance habitat for native biodiversity and protect local watersheds vital for the water quality of local communities and towns. 

  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our New Zealand project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • Our partners choose trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the ecosystem and region. This includes various types of native trees and nursery crop species. Depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored, native trees may include manuka, kahikatea, matae, miro, titoki and other indigenous species.

why trees?

Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.

The six pillars explain why trees are so vital, and why they are so important for the environment...

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AIR

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WATER

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BIODIVERSITY

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