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 Honduras's Nombre de Dios region, where 600,000 trees will be planted to restore biodiversity hotspots, support local community and farmers, and make a positive impact on the environment.
Through the Honduras Reforestation Project, Rainforest Alliance and One Tree Planted seek to restore deforested and degraded land in two regions of the country by planting 500,000 trees of varying native species. This project focuses on repairing critical ecosystems, improving the quality and availability of water, increasing rural farmer productivity, diversifying farmer incomes, and establishing long-term ecosystem restoration activities with the community, including the creation of community nurseries and training community members on sustainable forest nursery management.
A personalized tree certificate to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on this Honduras project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
To maximize the impact of your donation, our partners will determine the most appropriate native species of tree to plant, depending on the time of year. This project primarily focuses on planting exotic hardwoods in order to restore forests damaged by illegal logging, and shade-dependent cacao plants, which will diversify income for local farmers. Species include Mahogany, Cedar, Guanandi, Bully tree, Pouteria, Sweetgum, Evergreen tree, Chewstick, Velvet Tamarind, and Allspice.
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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?
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!
1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihood. So planting trees naturally brings people together, heals communities, and stimulates local economies.
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.