Plant Trees Where They're Needed Most

  • Want to help restore the world's forests? You've come to the right place. Reforestation is one of the best ways to create a healthier environment. 
    By simply planting a tree today, you'll help clean the air we breathe and the water we drink, provide habitats for biodiversity, and support local communities for social impact. Donations here are currently being allocated to our 1 million trees reforestation project in British Columbia to restore the landscape after forest fires. We're working with local indigenous communities, planting partners, and aligning with the provincial government's Forest Carbon Initiative.
  • British Columbia is characterized by abundant forests, rugged Pacific coastlines, mountains, plateaus, and pristine lakes and rivers. However, in the summer of 2017, B.C. experienced it's worst wildfire season in history, with over 545,151 hectares burned. While devastating, we're hopeful that with a little patience and TLC these forests will make a comeback. 

    We're joining forces with the government of British Columbia and community partners that include First Nations to expand the Forest Carbon Initiative (FCI). The effort is geared towards reducing emissions and sequestering carbon by planting trees, while providing jobs in rural communities. A unique feature of this program is carbon modeling, which includes data and analysis of how much carbon is sequestered over time. This creates a verifiable method for future carbon benefits - such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions - as well as complementary environmental benefits that include forest fire resilience and increased biodiversity. 
  • A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on our British Columbia project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • B.C.’s rich forest diversity includes more than 40 different species of native trees, with some of Canada’s most interesting and valuable tree species. Coniferous, or softwood, species such as pine, spruce, fir, hemlock and western red cedar are predominant in close to 90 per cent of B.C.’s forests. 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.  

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WE LOVE TREES

Trees do so much for us! They sequester carbon, filter and absorb air pollutants, release oxygen for us to breathe, provide wildlife habitat, hold the soil together, grow food and medicine, protect us from UV rays, slow the flow of stormwater, and much more. Forests are essential pillars of terrestrial life.

But deforestation has taken a toll over the past few decades, primarily for commercial harvesting, development, and now increasingly due to the impacts of climate change. Global forest cover fell below four billion hectares in 2015 for the first time in human history. This loss of forests affects everything from wildlife and ecosystems to weather patterns and the water cycle. Forests, which cover 30% of Earth’s surface, are critically important to just about every aspect of nature, wildlife, and even people.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make a positive impact. Our favorite? Plant more trees! Reforestation can restore damaged ecosystems, stabilize soil, support the water cycle, and slowly recover the vital ecosystem services that we all depend on. It can also bring people together, heal communities, and stimulate local economies. What’s not to love?

Climate

Trees help to stabilize our climate by absorbing and sequestering carbon via photosynthesis. In fact, one mature tree can sequester up to 48 lbs of carbon per year!

Social Impact

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

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.