The continent of Australia is a part of a large geographical area, called Oceania, which contains 13 other countries, including Aotearoa-New Zealand. This South Pacific region boasts six biodiversity hotspots, meaning that at least 50% of the plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth. Reforestation in Oceania will bring vital ecosystems back to life, promote biodiversity, and protect native species. Learn more
With your help, we will:
Create safe and flourishing habitats for wildlife
Promote climate change resilience
Support First Nations leadership in restoration
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With the seventh-largest forested area in the world, Australia is home to 3% of the Earth's forests, 123 million hectares of which are diverse native forests. New Zealand is also home to unique forest ecosystems, including kauri forests, kahikatea swamp forests, pōhutukawa forests and mixed broadleaved forests. Unfortunately, extensive deforestation is destroying forests and threatening endangered wildlife.
One Tree Planted has planted trees in 6 of Australia's states and territories, and across New Zealand. Our projects are restoring forests following devastating bushfires, rejuvenating critical habitat for wildlife such as koalas and cockatoos, and safeguarding community watersheds through the restoration of indigenous tree species.
How We Do It
By planting trees in Oceania, we are restoring critical habitat and resources for its incredible biodiversity. With this initiative, we aim to restore vital ecosystems, clean air & water, prevent further land degradation, and promote climate change resilience. Planting trees in ecosystems ranging from wetlands to rainforests will improve ecosystem diversity and connectivity over time.
Our Oceania projects aim to engage the community in conservation, empowering members to make an impact in their local area. We also work with First Nations People to rejuvenate degraded landscapes, which enables true economic self-determination through ownership of land and the generation of sustainable income.
Showcase Your Impact
A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you a report on the Australia and Oceania project that your donation was allocated to, so you can better understand your trees' impact on the environment and communities.
What We Plant
Every tree we plant will have an impact on the surrounding ecosystem, and must be selected with great care. We work with our planting partners to ensure the species we select will provide the intended benefits for wildlife and communities.
Our Australia and Oceania projects focus on planting and preserving native tree species to restore vital habitat for biodiversity. A typical planting might include a mix of native trees and companion plants such as Acacia, Banksia, Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, manuka, kahikatea, matae, miro, titoki, and many other indigenous species. Species are carefully selected with a range of factors in mind, including the specific region, climate, and purpose of the planting.
Community & Social Benefits
Climate Change Resilience
About One Tree Planted
We believe in complete transparency regarding how your donation dollars are utilized. We work together with our partners to determine how we can best support them within our reforestation model. Each project has a budget that covers specific primary costs. To learn more about how our funding works, visit the Our Model page.
We work with local planting partners in more than seventy countries, across diverse ecosystems, to fund large-scale, high-impact projects.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit environmental charity that makes it easy for individuals, businesses, and foundations to get involved and make an impact around the world.
Every tree planted with One Tree Planted makes a positive impact. Together, we can restore forests, create habitat for biodiversity, and make a positive social impact.
Keep Track of Your Impact
Every One Tree Planted project begins with a detailed proposal from a local planting partner, which details where, why, and how the trees will be planted. After planting wraps up, our Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Team works closely with our reforestation partners to map and monitor their growing trees. This allows us to analyze the impact the trees will have on overall forest health, biodiversity, and surrounding communities.
We take donor impact reporting seriously, and require our reforestation partners to track and report specific metrics for every project that is completed. Click on the button below to view a planting report from a recent reforestation project.
Our Project Locations
Planting trees in Australia and Oceania will help bring vital ecosystems back to life, promote biodiversity, and protect native species with every donation. Check out the map to learn more about how each project will help make an impact for generations to come!
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Why Plant Trees?
Six Pillars of Reforestation
Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and provide key ingredients for 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken aspirin? The active ingredient in aspirin comes from the bark of a tree! At One Tree Planted we focus on the 6 Pillars of Reforestation. These pillars are the foundation of why planting trees is such a significant action to take.
Trees help to clean the air we breathe. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments and other ecosystems, trees absorb pollutant gases such as nitrogen oxide, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles such as dust and smoke. Increasing levels of carbon dioxide caused by deforestation and fossil fuel combustion trap heat in the atmosphere.
Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act as natural filters, removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the soil. This process prevents harmful waterslide erosion and reduces the risk of over-saturation and flooding. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a mature evergreen tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year.
A single tree can be home to hundreds of species of insects, fungi, mosses, mammals, and plants. Depending on the type of food and shelter they need, different forest animals require different types of habitat. Without trees, forest creatures would have nowhere to call home.
From arborists to loggers and researchers, the job opportunities provided by the forestry industry are endless. We don’t just rely on trees for work, though. Sustainable tree farming provides timber to build homes and shelters, and wood to burn for cooking and heating. Food-producing trees provide fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals, and pack a powerful nutritional punch.
Did you know that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without the same view? It’s impossible to ignore that feeling of elation you get while walking through a calm, quiet forest. Trees help reduce stress and anxiety, and allow us to reconnect with nature. In addition, shade provided by canopy cover helps to protect our skin from the ever-increasing harshness of the sun.
Trees help cool the planet by absorbing and storing harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide into their trunks, branches, and leaves — and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. In cities, trees can reduce ambient temperatures by up to 8° Celsius. With more than 50% of the world’s population living in cities — a number expected to increase to 66% by the year 2050 — urban trees are more important than ever.
Our Highlighted Projects
One Tree Planted has planted trees in six global regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Pacific. Every reforestation project has a unique impact on forests, communities, biodiversity, and the environment. Check out the incredible impact some of our past projects have made!
Koala Wildlife Corridor
To protect and save the local koala population in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the long term goal of the project is to create a koala wildlife corridor, forming a linkage of habitat from Byron Bay and Bangalow heading westward. This corridor will be habitat restoration across land, linking existing fragmented koala habitat and koala colonies.
The largest anthropogenic threat to the koala and other native wildlife is habitat destruction and fragmentation. Koalas are susceptible to effects of drought, climate change, and disease. This project aims to address the threat of habitat fragmentation, which increases koala vulnerability to other threats.
This project will also promote understanding of the need for koala conservation and providing opportunities to participate in conservation efforts. In community-building planting days, the local people will increase the area of suitable foraging and habitat for koalas by planting preferred food tree species and suitable rest trees in strategic locations.
Plant For A Change
For many reasons, New Zealand’s waterways have struggled to support healthy wildlife and biodiversity. After years of degradation, some waterways have become un-swimmable and generally deemed unsafe. Planting in riparian areas is a great way to encourage aquatic life and bring back healthy biodiversity while also protecting surrounding communities from flooding.
This project provided 84,000 trees to these areas and engaged schools in New Zealand with mini nurseries and seedlings to care for, allowing children to play a key role in their future environment. This planting project has helped to impact the environment and surrounding communities through education and engagement.
Our partner engages with 192 schools throughout Aotearoa-New Zealand, providing them with a shadehouse and 1,000 native seedlings. They re-supply the seedlings seasonally, year after year and currently have 117 planting sites — all of which are environmentally degraded areas.
In an increasingly digital world, this planting project helped children (and adults) understand the importance of protecting the environment. Empowering the next generation to make a difference in their future is crucial, and we are so happy we were able to help these kids make an impact.
The southwest of Western Australia is internationally recognized as one of the Top 25 Biodiversity Hotspots. Many of the species in this region hail from prehistoric times, as the region has been unglaciated for more than 250 million years, and have evolved to persist in arid climates on ancient, highly weathered, and even infertile soil.
As great as these species are, the region has been historically over-cleared for the development of broad-acre agriculture.
Now, the remaining ecosystems are fragmented and struggling to support their persistence and resilience into the future.
The goals of this ongoing project are to restore habitat, conserve biodiversity, and extend important wildlife corridors in a biodiversity hotspot. Through the re-establishment of species-rich native vegetation, we helped to capture atmospheric carbon while supporting environmental conservation.
By reforesting these cleared lands and engaging many local people, these trees will improve the connectivity and ecological permeability of the landscapes, all while making a positive impact on the community and conservation of local biodiversity.