Together with our community and our partner One Tree Planted, we engage in monthly tree planting campaigns around the globe. This October, our journey takes us to South Africa. Read next to learn exactly how we're making a difference there and how you can be a part of it too.
The Nguni Albany Thicket reforestation project is located in the heart of South Africa. A country known for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse culture. Here we will restore degraded land while strengthening the local community.
Image: Here goes something!
The road to reforestation
The main focus of the project is the removal of invasive plant species. The biomass obtained in the process is used to nourish the soil and produce wood products. This process envisions working closely with local communities by planting up to eight native tree species per square meter. This not only helps to increase biodiversity, but also promotes the preservation of typical South African flora and fauna.
Image: Invasive plant species give way to native varieties.
Integration and training
What makes this project special is the strong involvement and training of the local community. Through the creation of jobs and educational opportunities in areas such as first aid and safety, not only is the environment revitalized, but the daily lives of the people are enriched.
Image: South Africa's green landscape.