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TREES TO SUPPORT PLANET EARTH, ITS WILDLIFE & COMMUNITIES

Being the 4th largest island in the world, Madagascar is home to more than 250,000 species of plants and animals. Most of which do not exist anywhere else. However, Madagascar has lost about 90% of its original forests, from mangrove trees alongside its coasts to tropical forests further inland. Deforestation on this island has resulted in habitat loss, animal extinction, desertification, water & soil degradation and erosion issues.

Tree planting locations
16°13'37.70"S, 46°57'34.07"E
15°30'38.89"S, 46°38'59.00"E
6°16'48.09"S, 44°50'10.90"E

Consisting of almost 18,000 islands, Indonesia is home to the largest rainforest in all of Asia. Once 80% forested, Indonesia has been suffering from deforestation at a high pace. Mainly due to uncertainty about land rights, corruption and increase in demand for commodities such as palm oil, pulp and paper. Just under half of its original forest cover now remains, affecting the environment, species and communities that rely on them for survival.

Tree planting locations
1° 6'1.85"S, 136°21'20.56"E

Nepal is unfortunately one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Less than 30% of the country's forest cover remains, which has a severe effect on the lives of the people as they directly depend on this natural environment for food, shelter, and income. In April 2015, the country also experienced one of its worst earthquakes, resulting in a tragic loss of life & damage, perpetuating the significant poverty issue. Trees in Nepal are vital as these help anchor the soil of the unstable terrain, protecting the villages from environmental disasters.

Tree planting locations
27°46'16.94"N, 84°5'39.70"E
26°29'40.29"N, 87°57'15.79"E
27°39'22.60"N, 84°29'1.87"E

Mozambique's forests are critical to the country's environmental, social & economic well being. However, since 1970, the country has lost an area of trees that is almost the same size of Portugal. On top of that, 300 soccer fields worth of trees are lost on a daily basis. 

Tree planting locations
25°58'44.44"S, 32°32'4.14"E

With wood being the primary source for domestic energy, deforestation is a common practice in Haiti. 98% of Haiti's tree cover has already disappeared and deforestation is still ongoing. Water & soil degradation, flooding and crop failure are only a couple of its consequences. Unfortunately, Haiti is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes, of which the effects are magnified due to the loss of trees. 

Tree planting locations
Coastal - North Haiti
Inland - Central Haiti 

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When are these trees planted?

Within 4 to 8 weeks from your purchase. Obviously, we would prefer for these trees to be planted yesterday. However, in light of our return policy, 4 to 8 weeks is the fastest the trees can be planted.

Who plants these trees?

Local villagers. They are the agents of reforestation and are trained to grow, plant & guard the trees. This way we are not only helping out our planet in this difficult time, we are also creating jobs, alleviating extreme poverty in these regions. Be ensured that the villagers are paid a fair wage.

How are these trees planted? 

Where coastal mangrove trees are planted directly from propagules, other native species trees are grown to seedling or sapling size in our partner's nursery before being planted.

What about the survival rates of the trees?

We only plant "survived" trees and in time, when nature takes over, natural regeneration occurs, multiplying the effect of planting a tree.

Proof of planting?

You are more than welcome to contact our partner Eden Reforestation Projects. 

 

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