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.
In the long-term, planting trees will repair the landscape after forest fires, wind storms, and agriculture have degraded the land. Overall, the land will be restores to benefit both the people of Romania and the environment.
This project works to get the surrounding communities involved, particularly school-aged children, and raise awareness of environmental issues, promote greater environmental stewardship, and contribute to a common good.
By working with the local community, our partners are revitalizing traditional land-use practices including beekeeping, apple orchards, controlled forest management, and harvesting traditional medicines.