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WHY

TREES?

In developing countries, trees are at the heart of countless services that communities receive from nature daily.

Globally, trees have the potential to make up a big part of the solution against climate change.

 

Trees in the tropics grow up to 6 times faster than in temperate areas. And they store huge amounts of CO2.

OUR WORK

Reforestation is a response to two major environmental crises: global warming and the collapse of biodiversity. With your support, we can plant even more trees.

265'896

Trees planted

1'345

Improved stoves

57'789

People sensitized

17

Farming training

Ethics

Our activities benefit hundreds of small-scale farmers. We create projects that are ecological, sustainable and respectful of local knowledge.

Proving Our Impact

We provide GPS coordinates for each of our tree planting projects.

TREES ARE:

GOOD TO OTHER LIVING BEINGS

Trees are associated with all the benefits that humans receive from nature. Their roots dig holes in the soil that help replenish water tables, their dead leaves feed soil organisms thereby boosting soil fertility, and so on.

GOOD TO THE CLIMATE

At the local level in the tropics, they act as a global air cooling system by preventing the sun from hitting the ground, while the immense quantities of water vapor that they reject in the air participate in the creation of clouds.

GOOD TO PEOPLE

Globally, 600 million people directly depend on trees to survive. But the whole humanity depends on them indirectly.

Why It Matters

How Trees Benefit People

CLIMATE

Climate change has already started to affect the lives of communities in developing countries. Heavy droughts are followed by flooding and so on.

Trees can mitigate this in the short and long run, at a local and global scale.

FIREWOOD

In rural communities, families depend on firewood to cook. In some cases, a family can spend up to 20 hours per week searching for firewood.

By providing families with trees, we enable children to go to study instead of looking for firewood.

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FOOD

Annual crops (e.g. maize, beans, etc.) suffer most from climate change due to their shallow root systems. 

Trees help people set up agroforestry systems that have shown promising results in increasing farmers’ incomes and food diversity.

MEDICINE

75% of the world’s population uses traditional medicine as their primary source of medical treatment.

Trees provide remedies that have been used for centuries, and are essential elements of the local culture.

SOIL FERTILITY

Climate change and biodiversity loss are threatening conventional farm systems. Unsustainable practices further escalate disparities.

Trees produce organic content (litter) that boosts soil fertility. This, in turn, increases fungi presence in soils, which further enhances trees growth and soil fertility.

BIODIVERSITY

In some European countries, 70% of insects have disappeared in the last 30 years. Farm systems with no trees lead to biodiversity loss.

Trees are the home to a big part of the living beings. They help life underground to thrive, and they provide food to animals like mammals and birds.

How We Work

WE PLANT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TREES

Since 2017, we have freely distributed 265,896 trees of +40 species to privates and institutions.

With the funds remaining from tree planting, we work on improving their self-reliance through environmental teachings, energy-efficient stoves building, and organic farming training.

Number of trees planted

This number represents all tree planting projects. This number is dynamic and is updated as we perform our tree planting activities.

Rocket stoves built

Number of rocket stoves built free of charge since 2017. These stoves reduce household firewood use by 66% and are built 100% from local resources (soil and sawdust). This number is dynamic and evolves as the stoves are built.

Number of individuals sensitized

This number represents all the people reached by our awareness campaigns since 2016, including students and adults. This number is dynamic and is updated as we carry out our awareness campaigns.

Number of farming projects with small-scale farmers

This number represents farming projects we have initiated with the small-scale farmers who planted trees with us. This number is dynamic and is updated as we perform our activities.