OneTreePlanted is a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. GreenEcoBox teams up with OneTreePlanted and selected a few regions to plant trees. Find out about these regions below and why the initiative is so crucial in those parts of the world.
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K E N Y A
Kenya’s Kijabe Forest is a highland mosaic ‘Afro-alpine’ forest that was once dominated by trees, such as the East African pencil-cedar and African olive. Roughly one-third of the original high-canopy forest still stands and provides important habitat for biodiversity.
The forest is only about 5,000 hectares, but a community of almost 200,000 people depend on it for water, wood, and agriculture.
Increasing pressure for land poses significant threats to the region, leading to the over-extraction of resources and illegal timber harvesting.
Planting trees here will help protect this vital ecosystem, promote environmental education, and foster sustainable livelihoods through seed collection and ecotourism.
* Source OneTreePlanted 2019
H A I T I
Haiti is a mountainous country that was once covered in lush tropical forests and fertile valleys. Since colonization, its forests have been cleared for industry – primarily coffee plantations, timber exports, and charcoal. Over 70% of Haiti’s annual energy comes from wood-based fuels, creating a serious threat to air quality. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million trees are cut down each year, and approximately 4,000 kilotons of wood is harvested for energy consumption.
Haiti’s unpredictable climate makes it susceptible to drought, flash flooding, and hurricanes. Soil erosion and lack of tree cover exacerbate the impact of these disasters. Deforestation in Haiti is closely linked to the poverty cycle; lack of access to fertile ground has led poorer farmers to cultivate steep, treeless slopes, destroying the topsoil and making it difficult for them to yield crops.
* Source OneTreePlanted 2018
C A L I F O R N I A
California’s forests provide innumerable benefits, including clean water and air, recreation, timber, habitat, and beautiful scenery. Healthy forests also play an important role in addressing climate change. Five years of drought and a large-scale bark beetle infestation have seriously damaged California’s forests. 2017’s record-breaking wildfire season burned more than 1.3 million acres – an area the size of Delaware. Now, a record 129 million trees need to be restored in California.
Trees play an important role in the vitality of California communities. Your contribution will help our amazing partners plant trees and restore forests throughout California. These foresters work hard to promote improved vegetation planning and resource management, helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires and floods in the region.
* Source OneTreePlanted 2018