Help Plant a Trillion Trees
get involved in reforesting the planet for as little as 10¢ a tree
What would happen if the world planted a TRILLION TREES?
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For $3 a month you can help plant a tree, every day of the year. You can also choose to plant any amount of trees as a one time or recurring donation for yourself, as a gift or in honor or memory of a loved one.
Who plants the trees? where? and how?
The Trillion Trees Campaign’s first planting partner is Trees for the Future, a top rated non-profit that has planted over 127 million trees in the last 28 years. Trees for the Future provides seed, nursery materials and educational training to help farmers restore their degraded farmland by planting Forest Gardens. After working in over 40 countries TFTF is focusing their efforts in areas of Africa facing desertification as this is where they are seeing the greatest results and where the need is most urgent. Watch their 19 minute documentary by clicking here.
As the Trillion Trees Campaign grows, additional high-impact, verifiable tree planting organizations will be available to chose from, with a variety of planting models and locations, ranging from 10¢ to $1+ per tree.
Transforming barren land into Forest Gardens with Trees for the Future
Trees for the Future offers a Forest Garden training program that supplies seed, nursery materials and education to farmers restoring their degraded land. These Forest Gardens are started by planting fast growing pioneer trees, just before the rainy season. These drought tolerant trees can thrive in degraded soil and grow up to 15 feet in the first year.
Their nitrogen rich leaves quickly become compost, and the carbon sugars their roots pump into the soil help to rapidly increases the soil’s fertility and water storage capacity – which is critical in areas of drought.
While fertilizing and protecting the soil, these trees are also drawing rainwater down into the water table, while reducing wind and erosion. Along with these essential ecosystem functions, they also produce food, fuel, livestock feed and medicine, all while pulling large amounts of climate change causing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. After just 1 to 2 years, the soil is fertile enough to inter-crop a variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and hardwood trees.
Within 4 years, these farmers are seeing up to a 400% increase in their incomes, and their lands, which were nearly barren, have become carbon storing, fertile Forest Gardens. Because of the direct benefits to their farms and families, these farmers volunteer their labor. This keeps the per-tree planting cost very low, which is how Trees for the Future can plant trees for only 10¢ each.
The farmers are also trained to collect seeds to plant in the following years. This enables them to become independent as quickly as possible and also means that the trees you help plant could multiply many times over. Even though these trees are being planted in Africa, the carbon dioxide they store and oxygen they create helps balance the atmosphere for everyone, everywhere.
The Trillion Trees Campaign has first partnered with Trees for the Future because their programs and planting methods plant the most trees for the least amount of money, and the people who do the planting have the most direct, long-term benefits. It’s also easy to verify their planting projects with their state of the art tracking and monitoring system.
Learn more about Trees for the Future by clicking here.
STEP 1 + STEP 2 = HAPPY HOME
Planting a trillion trees will provide life giving resources for the future. Instead of more deserts, we will have lush forests that will remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere, safely storing our carbon emissions, and improving the lives of everyone in the world. Helping to reforest the planet, by joining with millions of other people making small monthly donations, is the most helpful thing we can do for our future. You can help plant a tree every day for as little as $3 a month.