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Current project: Scotland 2023 - Free Trees for Scotland

The Free Trees for Scotland initiative is a new project to re-green Scotland. Together with our project partner One Tree Planted, we want to show that reforestation can be done in a holistic way: namely in environmental, social and financial terms.

The Free Trees for Scotland initiative aims to restore those parts of Scotland's beautiful green space that have been damaged by forest fires and desertification. Our goal is to reestablish native flora, thereby restoring the water table and preventing further soil erosion. We also want to inspire local people to engage with their environment and provide them with access to this important issue through this project.

The focus is on smallholders who want to have a positive impact on their environment but lack the (financial) means to do so. The Free Trees for Scotland initiative consists of more than thirty projects across Scotland. They all form a diverse network of people coming together to regenerate their homeland and also strengthen connections with each other.

Re-greening the planet is essential and we see the creation of native, multi-layered forests as an important solution. The goal in Scotland and around the world should be to introduce regenerative forestry systems that improve the productivity of the land, creating a patchwork of habitats everywhere on earth. With Free Trees for Scotland, we are getting closer to #treebytree.

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Indonesia 2021, 2022, 2023 - Climate-Smart Agroforestry

  • Project Description

    In five zones spread over 3 provinces, trees are planted in this project in Indonesia. The provinces are West Java, Banten and Lampung. The initiative is intended to counteract the damage caused by deforestation and unsustainable agriculture. The reason for the deforestation is the increased global coffee consumption, which also leads to more coffee plantations in a large coffee producer like Indonesia.

    In cooperation with Rainforest Alliance, environmentally conscious agriculture is to be established. At the heart of this are trees that provide sufficient shade and thus promote biodiversity. next the trees enable the coffee plant to thrive better. The farmers also benefit from this, as their yields increase and their income is boosted. A total of 500,000 tree seedlings are planted.

  • Planting Region
    West Java, Banten and Lampung
  • Start date
    01 September 2021
  • Country
    Indonesia
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    28 February 2022

Indonesia 2021 - Bali Community Forest

  • Project Description

    This initiative is about both reforestation and sustainable forestry. The latter aims to show local farmers that more income can be generated through sustainable care of the trees and the land. This creates not only an ecological added value but also a financial one for the population.

    For the reforestation, the organisers of the project plan to use different tree and plant species to grow a forest that is as natural and self-protecting as possible. 20,000 seedlings are to be planted, 73% of which are normal trees and 28% fruit trees. The fruit trees will benefit the local fauna, as they often find too little food during the hot season.

    Afforestation is also intended to enhance the land, maintain water quality, reduce natural disasters (forest fires, floods) and promote biodiversity.

  • State
    Bali
  • Start date
    26 November 2021
  • Country
    Indonesia
  • Location
    Tejakula Protected Community Forest; Tejakula Village, Tejakula Sub District, Buleleng Regency
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    31 December 2021

Australia 2022 - Ecological Restoration in Southwest Western Australia

  • Project Description

    In the southwest of Western Australia is one of the biggest hotspots for biodiversity. Nowhere else in the world have so many different plant species within one region as here. In addition, many of these species date back to prehistoric times, as there have been no glaciers in this region for 250 million years and thus the survival of the species is uninterrupted.

    However, parts of the area have been cleared for large-scale agriculture in recent decades. Now, new seedlings are to be planted both mechanically and by hand. This is intended to reconnect the different vegetation areas, promote animal circulation in the area and also preserve biodiversity.

    Both the local inhabitants and the indigenous people (called Noongar) are involved in the project. The initiative is part of a larger effort that is also supported by the UN.

  • Planting Region
    The Pacific
  • State
    Western Australia
  • Start date
    1 June 2022
  • Country
    Australia
  • Location
    Farmland in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Forest fire restoration | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    1 September 2022

Iceland Seer Hill 2022

  • Project Description

    In this tree planting project, 60,000 trees are planted near the village of Skagaströnd in Iceland. The area on Seer Hill of around 115 hectares of land was previously cleared. Already, Alaskan lupines (which are native legumes) have established themselves on the area. This definitely has ecological advantages for the soil, but this plant species can also spread too much.

    Now the trees are to increase the biodiversity of the region and protect against soil erosion. In the future, the mature trees will also provide protection for the village from snow gusts. When choosing the trees, the project management restricted itself to native trees that can withstand the seasons well. Once they are fully grown and offer sufficient protection, other weather-sensitive tree species can be added.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Norðurland
  • Start date
    1 June 2022
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Location
    Skagaströnd
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    15 October 2022

Indonesia 2021, 2022, 2023 - Climate-Smart Agroforestry

  • Project Description

    In five zones spread over 3 provinces, trees are planted in this project in Indonesia. The provinces are West Java, Banten and Lampung. The initiative is intended to counteract the damage caused by deforestation and unsustainable agriculture. The reason for the deforestation is the increased global coffee consumption, which also leads to more coffee plantations in a large coffee producer like Indonesia.

    In cooperation with Rainforest Alliance, environmentally conscious agriculture is to be established. At the heart of this are trees that provide sufficient shade and thus promote biodiversity. next the trees enable the coffee plant to thrive better. The farmers also benefit from this, as their yields increase and their income is boosted. A total of 500,000 tree seedlings are planted.


  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    West Java, Banten and Lampung
  • Start date
    1 September 2021
  • Country
    Indonesia
  • Location
    Bandung-Garut, Lebak and Tanggamus
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    28 February 2022

British Columbia 2021 - Yunesit'in Fire Guard Rehabilitation

  • Project Description

    Yunesit'in is an aboriginal reserve in the Chilcotin Region of British Columbia in Canada. The area is repeatedly exposed to forest fires. This was also the case in 2017, when a large part of the forests, which also served as fire protection for the local inhabitants, was destroyed. Now, 107,480 aspen trees are to be planted to reforest the region. The new forest is also supposed to be more climate-resistant than its predecessor.

    In addition to providing protection from forest fires, the trees will also enhance the reserve's biodiversity, improve habitat for resident wildlife and help recycle CO2. One Tree Plantet organises the project with the Yunesit'in government, the Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training Employment Centre (CCATEC), the BC Wildfire Service and the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Mostly local volunteers are trained for the planting.

  • Planting Region
    America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Clinton
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Forest fire restoration | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    n.a.

Mexico 2021 - La Palizada - Restoring the Land of the Jaguar

  • Project Description

    The goal is clear: 60 hectares of fallow land are to be reforested in Palizada, Mexico. This is equivalent to about two thirds of the city of Zurich. The area borders two reserves: Laguna de Terminos and Pantanos de Centla, which will one day be connected by the reforestation. All seedlings (1'100 per hectare) are grown in local tree nurseries. No chemicals are used. next each seedling is protected with a used PET bottle to avoid unnecessary waste.

    Threatened animal species such as the jaguar, the spider monkey or the crocodile live in the region. The new forest should provide them with more protected habitat. In addition, 50 local families are currently employed for the project. Most of them have permanent jobs and wages above the local average. 

  • Planting Region
    America
  • State
    Michoacán
  • Start date
    5 July 2021
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Location
    Zitácuaro
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    1 December 2021

Romania 2021 - Reviving the Carpathians

  • Project Description

    This project is being implemented in the Romanian Făgăraș Mountains. The mountain range is part of the Carpathians. Between 2005 and 2015, large areas of forests were felled there and not reforested. Deforestation with subsequent reforestation has already taken place in the region in the past. However, spruce trees were always used, which are not the original tree species of the region. One Tree Planted has therefore closely researched sections of original Carpathian forests in order to copy them on the fallow land. The issue of climate change has also been taken into account, so that the new forests can last for decades.

    The seeds come from One Tree Planted's own nurseries. If there are not enough, external seeds can be purchased. All work in the nursery or in planting the seeds is outsourced to the local population, especially to disadvantaged groups such as the Roma.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Argeș District
  • Start date
    1 April 2021
  • Country
    Romania
  • Location
    Nucșoara
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    15 November 2021

South Africa 2021 - Cape Town

  • Project Description

    South African farmers in the Western Cape are increasingly experiencing problems with very strong winds that reach up to 160 kilometres per hour. To provide shelter from these storms, forests are the most sustainable and affordable option. Therefore, the initiators of this project want to plant indigenous trees as well as complementary shrubs. The focus is on species that bring additional added value, such as fruit trees or plants that can be used for the production of medicine.

    The new trees will be planted in wetlands that belong to the Cape Flats Dune Strand region. The region is very sensitive and has partially lost fertility. The project will not only support the local farmers, but also increase the amount of fresh water and help the animals living there.

    The project is run by the local community and is based on the needs of the regional farmers.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Western Cape
  • Start date
    3 May 2021
  • Country
    South Africa
  • Location
    Various Townships around Cape Town
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Soil stability and erosion control | Equality | Social/community
  • End date
    1 August 2022

Uganda 2021 - People of the World Forests

  • Project Description

    In this project in Uganda, the aim is to actively involve the local inhabitants. One Tree Planted describes this approach as "People of the World Forests". The local inhabitants are to be mobilised and educated about the importance of trees, the care of soils or even topics such as solidarity. During this exchange, the local team usually finds landowners who approve of a community forest on their land. Through this special approach, the project involves the whole community and enables them to have a say and receive further training.

    The measures are planned in the Bududa area, which is repeatedly affected by floods and landslides. New natural forest is to counteract these environmental disasters. The new forest area will also be controlled in the future and dead trees will be constantly replaced by new ones. Mt. Elgon National Park partially borders Bududa and One Tree Planted hopes that reforestation in its vicinity will provide additional habitat and food for the many endangered species in the area. In this way, both the land, the inhabitants and the animals can benefit.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Budongo-Bugoma Corridor
  • Start date
    1 April 2022
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Albertine Rift Region in Western Uganda - Budongo and Bugoma Forest
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ Habitats | Social/ Community Impact | Soil Stability
  • End date
    20 May 2022

British Columbia 2021 - Old Growth Management Areas II

  • Project Description

    This reforestation in British Columbia focuses on areas of old-growth forest that were destroyed by the Plateau Fire in 2017. These old-growth forests, known as OGMAs, are natural forests with no forestry. The 2017 Plateau Fire was the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history, burning 545,151 hectares of forest.

    One Tree Planted, together with the regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Committee, has defined zones where the project will support the natural rehabilitation of the forest with afforestation. This is particularly important as the region's spruce and Douglas fir forests depend on living tree seeds for reproduction.

    Without the additional aid, the natural regeneration of the forest would take up to 40 years. Both fauna and local indigenous community and farmers benefit from the project.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Quesnel, BC
  • Key Impact Areas
    Forest fire restoration | Biodiversity/ habitats | Social/ community impacts | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control Watershed/environment restoration
  • End date
    30 June 2021

British Columbia 2021 - Hanceville Fire Restoration

  • Project Description

    The Hanceville forest fires of 2017 destroyed about 240,000 hectares of land. Part of this area will be able to regenerate itself. However, land on which Douglas fir forests stood before the fire will be additionally reforested.

  • Type of Trees

    This is because the Douglas fir tree species depends on living seedlings. Without human intervention, the landscape would take a very long time to recover.

  • Ecological Benefits

    It is not only the forests that benefit from reforestation: due to the severe fires, the soils have also changed considerably and are unstable. Planting trees promises rapid protection against soil erosion and counteracts general fire damage.

  • Community Benefits

    Wildlife also benefits: Priority in afforestation is given to so-called "Mule Deer Winter Range" zones, i.e. corridors and areas that provide shelter and food for deer in winter. A regional committee for biodiversity is advising on the establishment of these special zones.

  • Planting Region
    America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Hanceville
  • Key Impact Areas
    Forest fire and watershed restoration | Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    30 June 2021

Uganda 2021 - Albertine Rift (Phase 2)

  • Project Description

    The aim of this project by One Tree Planted is to reforest selected Albertine Rift forests in Uganda. The forests are known for their biodiversity. The project lasts three years and aims to provide sustainable direct intervention and, in the long term, to introduce new methods of forest management to working areas.

    The partner of the One Tree Planted project is the Jane Goodall Institute (link: https://www.janegoodall.ch/). An animal and environmental protection organisation with a special focus on chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are particularly affected by the loss of forests in the region.

    Various local trees are planted to preserve the natural habitat. The afforested communal forest is supplemented with a combination of sustainable forestry and agriculture as well as fast-growing wood/fuelwood species. This provides the population with a sustainable alternative for energy needs.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Budongo-Bugoma Corridor
  • Start date
    01.04.21
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Albertine Rift Region in Western Uganda - Budongo and Bugoma Forest
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats
  • End date
    20.05.21

British Columbia 2021 - Old Growth Management Areas I

  • Project Description

    This reforestation in British Columbia focuses on areas of old-growth forest that were destroyed by the Plateau Fire in 2017. These old-growth forests, known as OGMAs, are natural forests with no forestry. The 2017 Plateau Fire was the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history, burning 545,151 hectares of forest.

    One Tree Planted, together with the regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Committee, has defined zones where the project will support the natural rehabilitation of the forest with afforestation. This is particularly important as the region's spruce and Douglas fir forests depend on living tree seeds for reproduction.

    Without the additional aid, the natural regeneration of the forest would take up to 40 years. Both fauna and local indigenous community and farmers benefit from the project.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Quesnel, BC
  • Key Impact Areas
    Forest fire restoration | Biodiversity/ habitats | Social/ community impacts | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control Watershed/environment restoration
  • End date
    30 June 2021

India 2021 - Fruit Trees

  • Project Description

    One Tree Planted has been planting fruit trees in India with local partners for 5 years. More than 1.5 million trees have already been planted, contributing to an additional income for marginalised farmers and facilitating access to food in inhospitable areas. True to the motto "Fruit trees change lives".

    In 2021, two more nurseries will be added and another 1.5 million fruit trees will be planted. The tree nurseries will be built in the local communities and create new jobs there. For the new jobs, marginalised groups of people such as widows and older women will be given priority. In this way, the UN Sustainable Development Goals such as gender equality can be promoted and achieved.

  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    Haryana and Rajasthan
  • Start date
    20 January 2021
  • Country
    India
  • Location
    Villages of Palwal and Villages of Rajasthan.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ Habitats | Social/ Community Impact | Soil Stability and Erosion Control
  • End date
    20 October 2021

Rwanda 2021 - Kula Coffee Tree

  • Project Description

    The aim of this project is to plant 120,000 trees in three communities consisting of small coffee farmers. Two types of trees are planted in Rwanda. One is coffee trees and the other is shade trees. This approach allows the coffee trees to be protected from the sun and increases crop yields. It also prevents soil erosion and provides the soil with more nutrients.

    The project also supports the local communities and their economy. Together with the organisation Kula (https://www.kulaproject.org/), local farmers are equipped with knowledge about the coffee industry, agronomy and asset management. The goal is the independence and self-reliance of the farmers. Newly planted coffee trees can generate a stable income for up to 30 years.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Eastern Province, Northern Province, Western Province
  • Start date
    1 November 2021
  • Country
    Rwanda
  • Location
    Gakenke, Northern Province; Kayonza; Eastern Province; Nyamasheke, Western Province
  • Key Impact Areas
    Social/Community Impact | Soil Stability and Erosion Control | Climate Stability | Gender Equality
  • End date
    30 November 2021

Brazil 2021 - Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor (Phase 2)

  • Project Description

    The Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor starts at the source of the Araguaia River in Emas National Park and goes over 2600km to Belem in northern Brazil, where the river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The project for the corridor has a clear goal: to plant as many indigenous trees as possible. Out of 10.4 million hectares of land, 2 million hectares are to be reforested and 2.4 trillion trees planted. The area includes two of the largest ecosystems in the world: the Amazon rainforest and the Cerrado savannas.

    NIKIN's partner One Tree Planted is involved in the huge project, which incidentally supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals), with two tree nurseries. To guarantee a sustainable implementation, the project takes place in cooperation with private local landowners.

  • Planting Region
    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • State
    Tocantins and Pará
  • Start date
    1 November 2021
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Location
    Santana de Araguaia/ Caseara
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Climate stability Soil stability and erosion control | Forest fire restoration | Watershed/environmental restoration | Social/community impacts
  • End date
    31 March 2022

British Columbia 2021 - Old Growth Management Areas II

  • Project Description

    This reforestation in British Columbia focuses on areas of old-growth forest that were destroyed by the Plateau Fire in 2017. These old-growth forests, known as OGMAs, are natural forests with no forestry. The 2017 Plateau Fire was the largest wildfire in British Columbia's history, burning 545,151 hectares of forest.

    One Tree Planted, together with the regional Biodiversity Conservation Strategy Committee, has defined zones where the project will support the natural rehabilitation of the forest with afforestation. This is particularly important as the region's spruce and Douglas fir forests depend on living tree seeds for reproduction.

    Without the additional aid, the natural regeneration of the forest would take up to 40 years. Both fauna and local indigenous community and farmers benefit from the project.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Quesnel, BC
  • Key Impact Areas
    Forest fire restoration | Biodiversity/ habitats | Social/ community impacts | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control Watershed/environment restoration
  • End date
    30 June 2021

Australia 2021 - Project Platypus

  • Project Description

    Our partner One Tree Planted is working with Project Platypus in Australia to re-vegetate the largely cleared landscape between the Grampians National Park and the Pyrenees. Due to extensive agriculture, the two areas mentioned are no longer connected by natural forests.

    The connection between the two areas through newly planted trees is intended to re-establish the natural flow of species and genetic material in western Victoria. The trees will be planted mainly by local volunteers and in cooperation with local landowners. The aim is to provide a healthy habitat for all species, as well as to educate the community on why greening is so important for the sustainability of the agricultural landscape.

  • Planting Region
    The Pacific
  • State
    Victoria
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Australia
  • Location
    Upper Wimmera catchment area of Western Victoria.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Soil stability and erosion control | Watershed restoration/ environments
  • End date
    1 August 2021

Andes 2020/ 21 - High Andes Polylepis Forest (GFG)

  • Project Description

    The Polylepis forests in South America are a vital part of the water and ecosystem of the Andes and the Amazon. The Acción Andina initiative aims to protect and reforest these forests. The area covers one million hectares of land in the countries Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

    The project thus makes a contribution against climate change, for more land and food security and for the protection of endangered animal species. The initiative also benefits the indigenous population. They are heavily dependent on the forests, which are their livelihood.
    Another goal is to protect the forest at community and government level and to engage with parties that are pushing for the deforestation of the Polylepis forests.

  • Planting Region
    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • State
    Cusco (Peru), Pichincha (Ecuador), Riobamba (Ecuador), Cochabamba (Bolivia), Cordoba (Argentina)
  • Start date
    15 September 2020
  • Country
    Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    31 March 2021

Uganda 2021 - Albertine Rift (Phase 2)

  • Project Description

    The aim of this project by One Tree Planted is to reforest selected Albertine Rift forests in Uganda. The forests are known for their biodiversity. The project lasts three years and aims to provide sustainable direct intervention and, in the long term, to introduce new methods of forest management to working areas.

    The partner of the One Tree Planted project is the Jane Goodall Institute (link: https://www.janegoodall.ch/). An animal and environmental protection organisation with a special focus on chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are particularly affected by the loss of forests in the region.

    Various local trees are planted to preserve the natural habitat. The afforested communal forest is supplemented with a combination of sustainable forestry and agriculture as well as fast-growing wood/fuelwood species. This provides the population with a sustainable alternative for energy needs.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Budongo-Bugoma Corridor (Two Forest Blocks)
  • Start date
    1 April 2021
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Albertine Rift region in Western Uganda - Budongo and Bugoma Forest Corridor - Two Forest Blocks
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control | Social/ community impacts
  • End date
    20 May 2021

Iceland 2021 - Dragon's Nest

  • Project Description

    The Dragon's Nest is a farm estate with 170 hectares of former farmland that is now to be reforested. The main objectives are carbon sequestration, also called carbon capture, and soil conservation.

    The afforestation is to consist of different tree species and promote biodiversity. Thus, the forest will be home to fungi, soil organisms, birds and other animal species. The planned vegetation will also be able to better distribute fresh water, thus benefiting insects, crustaceans and fish. Gaps are left in the afforestation to allow enough light for soil plants as well.

    In the longer term future, there is the possibility of establishing timber production. Other jobs, such as planting the trees, will be given to local workers. The local population from the village of Breiðdalsvík can freely enter the area.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Southeast Iceland
  • Start date
    15 April 2021
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Location
    Ormsstaðir (roughly translated - Dragon's Nest) farm near the village of Breiðdalsvík in southeast Iceland.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control | Social impact/ community | Watershed restoration/ environments
  • End date
    15 October 2021

Uganda 2020 - Albertine Rift (Phase 1)

  • Project Description

    The aim of this project by One Tree Planted is to reforest selected Albertine Rift forests in Uganda. The forests are known for their biodiversity. The project lasts three years and aims to provide sustainable direct intervention and, in the long term, to introduce new methods of forest management to working areas.

    The partner of the One Tree Planted project is the Jane Goodall Institute (link: https://www.janegoodall.ch/). An animal and environmental protection organisation with a special focus on chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are particularly affected by the loss of forests in the region.

    Various local trees are planted to preserve the natural habitat. The afforested communal forest is supplemented with a combination of sustainable forestry and agriculture as well as fast-growing wood/fuelwood species. This provides the population with a sustainable alternative for energy needs.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Budongo-Bugoma Corridor (Two Forest Blocks)
  • Start date
    1 September 2020
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Albertine Rift region in Western Uganda - Target Forest Corridors in the Budongo-Bugoma Corridor
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Social/community impacts | Climate stability | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    15 October 2020

Germany, 2020/ 21 - Stift Ehreshoven

  • Project Description

    This project is the first large-scale climate forest ever planted in Germany. It is to be created around 40 kilometres from Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia. Over 20 different tree species that are particularly climate-resistant are to be planted for the Life Terra climate forest. The trees will come from Spain and local German tree nurseries.

    Each tree is individually located and recorded on a map. Visitors will have access to detailed information as well as to the financial backers. A tour for interested people will also be created.

    The project is being realised in cooperation with Life Terra (https://lifeterra.eu/de/about-the-project/). Two tree planting events with the local population are planned for 2021.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Start date
    16 November 2020
  • Country
    Germany
  • Location
    Engelskirchen (40 km east of Cologne)
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats
  • End date
    31 March 2021

Denmark 2021 - Jutland

  • Project Description

    In this project, multifunctional forests are established on marginal farmland on the West Jutland peninsula. The new forest area is permanently protected by the Danish Forest Act. The new forests will increase carbon uptake in the area and protect groundwater. Likewise, the afforestation can retain nitrogen to reduce nutrient enrichment of the wetlands in the region.

    By creating a protected area for the endangered dormouse, species conservation is ensured. next afforestation allows more habitat for many bird and insect species.

    Local residents are expected to benefit from the project through the many recreational opportunities as well as through the "School in the Forest" initiative, which will be an essential educational element.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Jutland - Western Region
  • Start date
    1 April 2021
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Location
    In several places
  • End date
    30 November 2021

Colombia 2021 - Chocó Analog Forestry Restoration

  • Project Description

    Choco in Colombia has one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Over 8000 plant species and 600 bird species are found in the region. In the 2000s, 60% of the forests were lost due to deforestation and mining activities.

    The project in Colombia aims to reforest 100 hectares of land, create new habitat for animals and improve water, land and air quality. In the future, the forests will filter 15,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.

    Besides local trees, fruit trees and plants for medicine will also be planted. The poor sections of the population are to benefit directly from these. 50 women are being trained as independent entrepreneurs to sell the fruits and plants on the local markets.

  • Planting Region
    Latin America and Caribbean
  • State
    Chocó
  • Start date
    1 May 2021
  • Country
    Colombia
  • Location
    Tapon, Corcobado, Angostura, Playa de Oro and Tabor
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    31 December 2021

New Zealand 2020 - Waingake Native Restoration (Pamoa Forest)

  • Project Description

    The goal of this initiative in New Zealand is the large-scale restoration of native forests. This should lead to less soil erosion, better freshwater quality and more biodiversity.

    Waingake has great value for the natural heritage of the region and for the water supply of Gisborn City (https://www.gdc.govt.nz/council/major-projects/waingake-restoration).
    The newly afforested area will be annexed to an existing reserve, the Waingake Waterworks Bush, thus doubling its size.

    The project will be carried out in cooperation with the Maori and in accordance with their values and ways of life such as Mauri (life principle) and Te Mauri o te Ngāhere (improved forest life principle). next the use of the area is to be expanded. Eco-tourism, honey production and plant medicine are to be established in Waingake.

  • Planting Region
    Pacific
  • State
    Tairawhiti - Gisborne District
  • Start date
    28 August 2020
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Location
    Waingake (Pamoa Forest)
  • Key Impact Areas
    Social/ community impacts | Biodiversity/ habitats | Soil stability and erosion control | Watershed restoration/ environments
  • End date
    31 October 2020

Uganda - Paibona Forest

  • Project Description

    NIKIN's partner One Tree Planted is working with Kijani Forstery (https://kijaniforestry.com/) and the local community in Paibona, Uganda to reforest the region. 76 farmers actively support the project. Many of the farmers have no or very few trees on their land.

    The area has been largely cleared for charcoal production. The new trees should stop soil erosion and improve crop yields. In the longer term, the initiative wants to establish a tree nursery and give other farmers access to tree seeds.

    The initiative is in talks with the government about part of the financing. The local farmers should own all future trees and be able to manage them themselves. All long-term yields belong to them in full.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Northern Region
  • Start date
    16 March 2020
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Gulu District, Paibona Subcounty
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    3 July 2020

India 2020 - Fruit Tree & Mangrove Project

  • Project Description

    In this project, 900,000 fruit trees have been planted in India since 2020. More specifically, in the areas of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and West Bengal. In addition, 100,000 mangrove seedlings will be scattered in the Sundarbans.
    The aim is to support local smallholders and provide them with a secure livelihood. Within three years from the start of the project, a tree generates on average 10 dollars more per year for a family. While this may not sound like much by Western standards, this extra income does a lot for families in India.
    While the smallholders thus have more food security and income, the fruit trees also absorb up to 2500 tonnes of CO2 from the air, conserve water and protect against soil erosion.

  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    West Bengal, Odisha, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Haryana,
  • Start date
    11 July 2020
  • Country
    India
  • Location
    Sundarbans, Kolkata, Chamasarrie, Sarona, Ghaziabad, Bagpat, Delhi, Palwal.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Social/community impacts | Soil stability and erosion control | Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    14 September 2020

British Columbia 2020 - Spring

  • Project Description

    In 2017, large areas around the town of Williams Lake in western Canada in the province of British Columbia became victims of the Hancewille wildfires. NIKIN's partner One Tree Planted is involved in both the Elephant Hill Fire Restoration and the Hanceville Fire Restoration. In total, over 100,000 trees have been planted.
    The reforestation area is partly part of the indigenous people's land. Therefore, the Yunesit'in First Nation (http://www.yunesitin.ca/) are strongly involved in the project. Not only in the afforestation on site, but also in issues such as land management.
    The project initiators also hope that the reforestation will counteract climate change and thus provide the region with more habitat for wildlife again.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    British Columbia
  • Start date
    1 May 2020
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Chicoltin Plateau
  • Key Impact Areas
    Restoration after forest fires
  • End date
    1 July 2020

Orca Whale Project (Year 1)

  • Project Description

    The Endangered Southern Resident Orca are at home in the Pacific Ocean and swim back and forth between northern California and the coasts of British Columbia in Canada as the seasons change. The orcas rely on local salmon for food. They get 80% of their nutritional needs from the fish.
    The reforestation of trees along the ocean as well as inland rivers and waters is intended to make the salmon habitat more attractive again and thus also improve the situation for the orcas.
    The orcas are the landmark of the region and have a great value for the First Nation living there.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    Oregon
  • Start date
    1 January 2020
  • Country
    USA
  • Location
    50+ watersheds in California, Oregon, Washington, BC
  • Key Impact Areas
    Watershed restoration/ environments | biodiversity/ habitats
  • End date
    31 May 2020

Scotland 2020 - Talla & Gameshope Native Woodland Restoration

  • Project Description

    Over 60'000 trees are to be planted on 1832 hectares of land in Scotland. The Talla & Gameshope areas in the south of Scotland have long been used for sheep farming. This has destroyed large parts of the natural vegetation. Now the Borders Forest Trust (https://bordersforesttrust.org/) wants to reforest the region.

    The population supports the project. Over 1000 volunteers from the region have already planted trees. The aim is for up to 11,000 of the more than 60,000 trees to be planted by volunteers. Animals and rare plant species also benefit from reforestation. In the future, the forest should maintain and expand itself.

    In addition, a large amount of the drinking water for the nearby city of Edinburgh comes from the Talla & Gameshop area. The new forests ensure that this remains pure and clean.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Tweeddale
  • Start date
    2 February 2020
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Location
    Planting will take place in 3 areas in Talla and Gameshope.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ habitats | Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    1 June 2020

New Brunswick 2020 - Whaelghinbran and Spring Brook Restoration Forest

  • Project Description

    The WWF classifies the Acadian Forest in Canada as "critically endagered". This is the highest threat level that categorises the extinction of a forest. The Arcadian Forest is considered an ideal forest to store CO2 and is less susceptible to Canadian forest fires due to its humid climate. Adjacent to this ecosystem is the Whaelghinbran Forest, which is part of UNESCO's Fundy Biosphere Reserve (http://www.fundy-biosphere.ca/en/).

    The reforestation of the two forests has two different goals: on the one hand, the Acadian Forest as well as the animals and plants living there are to be protected and strengthened for climate change. On the other hand, the project initiators want to use the Whaelghinbran Forest for educational purposes. The forest is integrated into the forestry training of the University of New Brunswick and the Maritime College of Forest Technology as well as other schools.

  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    New Brunswick
  • Start date
    7 September 2020
  • Country
    Canada
  • Location
    Two sites: Spring Brook Road, Welford Parish, NB - 90,000 trees and South Branch NB, New Brunswick, Canada - 10,000 trees.
  • End date
    5 October 2020

Australia 2020-25: Bushfire Recovery Nurseries (Phase 1, 2020)

  • Project Description

    This project in Australia focuses on bushfire relief and reforestation of burnt forests. The project is divided into many smaller initiatives spread across Australia.

    In total, up to one million new trees are to be planted, both on private and public land. The livelihood of animals, the establishment of tree nurseries as well as the general support of the affected communities are at the forefront of the project.

    Particularly endangered species such as the koala and the brown-headed kakdu are already prioritised in the planning of new habitat. The communities are also to be empowered to carry out future afforestation on their own.

  • Planting Region
    Pacific
  • State
    South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
  • Start date
    1 July 2020
  • Country
    Australia
  • Location
    FNPW priority areas for bushfire restoration focus on the following regions : - Region 1 : Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island connection in SA (Planting Area #1) - Region 2 : NSW South Coast to Victoria Gippsland Corridor - Region 3: Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Area in NSW & QLD and the NSW North Coast.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ Habitats | Social/ Community Impacts
  • End date
    31 December 2020

Australia 2020-25: Bushfire Recovery Nurseries (Phase 2, 2021)

  • Project Description

    This project in Australia focuses on bushfire relief and reforestation of burnt forests. The project is divided into many smaller initiatives spread across Australia.

    In total, up to one million new trees are to be planted, both on private and public land. The livelihood of animals, the establishment of tree nurseries as well as the general support of the affected communities are at the forefront of the project.

    Particularly endangered species such as the koala and the brown-headed kakdu are already prioritised in the planning of new habitat. The communities are also to be empowered to carry out future afforestation on their own.

  • Planting Region
    Pacific
  • State
    South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
  • Start date
    1 January 2021
  • Country
    Australia
  • Location
    FNPW priority areas for bushfire restoration focus on the following regions : - Region 1 : Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island connection in SA (Planting Area #1) - Region 2 : NSW South Coast to Victoria Gippsland Corridor - Region 3: Gondwana Rainforest World Heritage Area in NSW & QLD and the NSW North Coast.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/ Habitats | Social/ Community Impacts
  • End date
    31 December 2021

Orca Whale Project

  • Project Description

    The Endangered Southern Resident Orca are at home in the Pacific Ocean and swim back and forth between northern California and the coasts of British Columbia in Canada as the seasons change. The orcas rely on local salmon for food. They get 80% of their nutritional needs from the fish.
    The reforestation of trees along the ocean as well as inland rivers and waters is intended to make the salmon habitat more attractive again and thus also improve the situation for the orcas.
    The orcas are the landmark of the region and have a great value for the First Nation living there.

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  • Planting Region
    North America
  • State
    Oregon
  • Start date
    1 January 2020
  • Country
    USA
  • Location
    50+ watersheds in California, Oregon, Washington, BC
  • Key Impact Areas
    Watershed restoration/ environments | biodiversity/ habitats
  • End date
    31 May 2020

BOS - One Tree One Life Campaign

  • Project Description

    Your tree was planted for a special project of BOS Switzerland. Since its foundation in 2004, BOS Switzerland has been committed to protecting the last Bornean orangutans and preserving their habitat. With your tree you support the One-Tree-One-Life-Campaign 2021, which enables the reforestation of rainforests in Indonesia, which is important for the world's climate.

    With an annual deforestation of 1.3 million hectares of Indonesian rainforest, the region has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. The project counteracts this high rate and secures important habitat for orangutans and other endangered species. BOS Switzerland runs the project together with volunteers and staff. The aim is also not "just" to reforest, but to protect existing forest areas in the long term.


  • Country
    Indonesia

Philippines 2021 - Indigenous Bamboo Reforestation

  • Project Description

    The Indigenous Bamboo Reforestation project takes place in the Philippines, more precisely in the province of Bukidnon. There are a total of seven locations where 200,000 trees are to be planted. Bukidnon is located on the island of Mindanano. The reason for the reforestation is years of legal but also illegal logging in the region. Logging has been completely banned on Mindanano Island for five years. The cleared land belongs to mostly indigenous people who are already marginalised for other reasons. Only Bambusa, a subspecies of bamboo, is planted so that the indigenous plants and still existing trees are not displaced.  

    Since bamboo grows very quickly, it should also be possible to use it for other purposes. The indigenous population groups receive secure jobs through the planting, but also the processing of the bamboo. Another advantage is that it is easier for women to find work. While traditional logging is physically very strenuous and employs a lot of men, it is easier for women to participate in the bamboo economy and they are particularly favoured for growing the young trees.

  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    Bukidnon, Mindanano
  • Start date
    1 March 2021
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Location
    Various locations in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats
  • End date
    28 February 2022

Portugal 2022 - Free Trees for Portugal

  • Project Description

    The Free Trees for Portugal project is spread throughout the country. There are currently 30 sites where trees are planted and forests reforested. Many Portuguese regions are repeated victims of fires. The reason for this is the destruction of the ecosystem and the planting of alien vegetation species that do not react equally to the local climate. 

    By reforesting the forests, establishing and revitalising native forests and strengthening the local community to start and implement these processes on their own, Portuguese forests are to be rebalanced and the number of fires reduced. Local people also benefit greatly from reforestation, as their quality of life suffers from the fires. 

    The emergence of native forests is a long-term process. In this process, the project managers take into account many different points such as: Condition of the soils, type of water, biodiversity, the nature of the landscape, the needs of local residents and other important parties, and archaeology. 

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Alentejo, Central Portugal, Lisbon and Algarve
  • Start date
    November 1, 2022
  • Country
    Portugal
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats, gender equality, forest fire restoration, climate stability. Soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    1 March 2022

Uganda 2021 - Palorinya Refugee Settlement

  • Project Description

    In the West Nile region of Uganda, the organisations Wild Forests and Fauna, One Tree Planted and the Moyo District Forrest Office are jointly planting 149,000 trees. The trees will be planted in the area of the Palorinya Refugee Settlement, a refugee camp for people from South Sudan. Currently, about 166,000 people live in the refugee camp. The trees will provide shade, relieve pressure on existing trees and strengthen food security.  

    The long-term goal is also to increase the use of firewood from controlled sources and to raise awareness among the local population. Between 2015 and 2018, 14.8 million trees were felled in the region. If this trend were to continue, there would be no forests left around the Palorinya Refugee Settlement in 2023. Most of the wood is felled for heating, cooking and building shelters. The project now wants to establish processes that make certain renewable wood available for these needs, while the rest of the tree population remains. The project is done in cooperation with the local population and also creates jobs for refugees.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    West Nile Region
  • Start date
    May 1, 2022
  • Country
    Uganda
  • Location
    Palorinya Refugee Settlement, Moyo and Obongi Districts, West Nile, Uganda
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats, climate stability, soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    30 June 2022

Bhutan 2022 - Fruits for All

  • Project Description

    Dieses Projekt in Bhutan fokussiert sich auf das Setzen von wertvollen Fruchtbäumen. Über 100'000 von ihnen sollen vor allem in den östlichen und zentralen Regionen von Bhutan gepflanzt werden. In diesen Teilen des Landes mit ca. 771'000 Einwohnerinnen und Einwohner leben vermehrt die ärmeren Teile der Bevölkerung. Der Fokus des Projekts ist diese Regionen wieder aufzuforsten und das Land nutzbar zu machen. Dies soll die landwirtschaftliche Produktivität der Böden erhöhen und bestehende Wälder entlasten. Ebenso kann so sauberes Trinkwasser und Lebensmittelsicherheit gefördert werden.

    Gepflanzt werden folgende Arten von Bäumen: Mango-, Avocado-, Apfel-, Birnen-, Pfirsich-, Pflaumen-, Kirsch-, Haselnuss-, Walnuss- und Kastanienbäume. Jeder der Bäume hat insgesamt 7.5 Meter auf 7.5 Meter für sich alleine. Insgesamt werden schlussendlich 187 Bäume auf einen Hektar Land stehen.

  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    Ost- und Zentralprovinzen
  • Start date
    14. Februar 2022
  • Country
    Bhutan
  • Location
    PemaGatshel, Trashigang, Mongar, Zhemgang, Samdrup Jongkhar, Bumthang
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversity/habitats, climate stability, soil stability and erosion control
  • End date
    29. April 2022

Portugal 2022 & 2023 – Renature Leiria

  • Project Description

    Unser aktuelles Baumpflanz-Projekt wird im ehemalig riesigen Kiefernwald von Leiria in Portugal umgesetzt. Diese Region wurde ursprünglich im 13. Jahrhundert gezielt mit Kiefern bewaldet, um den Zerfall der Dünen aufzuhalten, um die Stadt Leiria und die umliegenden landwirtschaftlichen Flächen vor dem Eindringen des vom Wind verwehten Sandes aus diesen Dünen zu schützen.

    Der Wald ist heute als öffentliches Schutzgebiet eingestuft und eine wichtige Quelle für Holz, das in einem nachhaltigen Produktionssystem gewonnen wird, aber auch ein Erholungsgebiet für die Bevölkerung und eine beliebte Gegend für den Tourismus. Leider brannte 2017 innerhalb von nur 24 Stunden fast der gesamte Wald ab, so dass heute nur noch wenige Hektaren Wald intakt sind.

    Der so wichtige Wald soll jetzt in einem grossangelegten Projekt, an dem wir uns beteiligen, wiederhergestellt werden. Die Bodenfruchtbarkeit in dieser Region ist unter anderem wegen dem Klimawandel zwar gering, es besteht aber die Möglichkeit, diese Fruchtbarkeit wiederherzustellen und den lokalen Wasserkreislauf zu verbessern, indem einheimische und feuerresistente Pflanzen gepflanzt werden, wodurch die natürliche Ausbreitung der Vegetation zum Schutz der Böden in diesem Gebiet gefördert wird. Unter diesen Umständen zielt dieses Projekt darauf ab, einen möglichst grossen Teil des Waldes und der Landschaft wiederherzustellen. Auf diese Weise unterstützt das Projekt die Wiederherstellung der biologischen Vielfalt, die wiederum die Wiederherstellung der lokalen Ökosystemleistungen sowie die Widerstandsfähigkeit des Ökosystems und die Anpassung an den Klimawandel fördert. Das Baumpflanz-Experten-Team im Auftrag unseres Baumpflanzpartners One Tree Planted setzt beim Projekt auf lokale Mittel und Unterstützung, es wird also nicht nur der Natur geholfen, sondern auch der Community und der Wirtschaft der Stadt Leiria.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • State
    Leiria
  • Start date
    1. Januar 2022
  • Country
    Portugal
  • Location
    Mata Nacional de Leiria
  • Key Impact Areas
    Wiederaufforstung nach Waldbränden | Bodenstabilität und Erosionsschutz | Biodiversität / Lebensräume | Soziale / Gemeinschaftliche Auswirkungen
  • End date
    31. Dezember 2022

India 2022 – Fruit Trees To Fight Hunger

  • Project Description

    Unser aktuelles Baumpflanz-Projekt unterstützt marginalisierte indische Gemeinden in den Bundesstaaten Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha und Westbengalen, die von akuter Hungersnot bedroht sind. Im Rahmen dieses Projekts sollen rund 2.5 Millionen Obstbäume für Kleinbauern gepflanzt, die helfen werden, eine nachhaltige Lebensgrundlage zu schaffen und die lokalen Familien und Communities mit nahrhaften Lebensmitteln zu versorgen. Zudem werden die Einkommen verbessert und gleichzeitig die Umweltverschmutzung bekämpft, Wasser gespart und Bodenerosion minimiert.

    Unser Baumpflanzpartner One Tree Planted und ihre lokalen Partner haben in ganz Indien seit 2017 bereits über 3.5 Millionen Obstbäume gepflanzt. Zudem werden seit 2021 mit der Hilfe von One Tree Planted vor Ort Baumschulen errichtet. Lokale Baumschulen haben den Vorteil, dass der Transport von Setzlingen reduziert und die Qualität der Setzlinge verbessert wird, da sie an die örtlichen Bedingungen angepasst sind. Diese Baumschulen beschäftigen einheimische Arbeitskräfte, was einen zusätzlichen sozialen Nutzen für die Gemeinden bringt. Denn in drei Jahren nach der Pflanzung wird jeder Obstbaum zu einem zusätzlichen Einkommen und einer zusätzlichen Ernährung von durchschnittlich 10 US-Dollar pro Baum und Jahr beitragen, was zu einer erheblichen Verringerung von Hunger, Unterernährung und Armut in den Dörfern und Gemeinden führt, in denen diese Bäume gepflanzt werden.

  • Planting Region
    Asia
  • State
    Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Odisha & West Bengal
  • Start date
    14. Februar 2022
  • Country
    India
  • Location
    Landwirtschaftliche Flächen und Gemeinschaftsflächen in abgelegenen Dörfern.
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biodiversität/Lebensräume | Klimastabilität | Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter | Bodenstabilität und Erosionsschutz | Indigene Gruppen | Engagement und Bildung der Jugend
  • End date
    30. November 2022

USA 2022 – Million Tree Challenge

  • Project Description

    Wenn nur 100 Unternehmen, die sich für mehr Nachhaltigkeit und eine grünere Welt einsetzen, das Pflanzen von nur 10‘000 Bäumen sponsern, dann sind das auf einen Schlag eine Million neue Bäume, verteilt über die ganze USA. Genau das ist das Ziel der von unserem Baumpflanzpartner, One Tree Planted, gestarteten „Million Tree Challenge“. One Tree Planted plant in diesem Jahr zwei grössere Projekte, bei denen eine Million Bäume, verteilt auf rund 150 Nationalwälder in 43 US-Staaten, gepflanzt werden sollen. Es sind alles auserwählte Wälder, die besonders dringend aufgeforstet werden müssen. Einer dieser betroffenen Wälder, der Custer Gallatin National Forest, ist in den mitwestlichen Bundesstaaten Montana und South Dakota zu finden. Diese Region ist für ihre weite unberührte Wildnis, ihre hohen Berggipfel, die vielen Flüsse und Seen und ihre schier unendliche offene Prärie bekannt. Leider wurde der Custer Gallatin National Forest in den letzten Jahren immer wieder von grossflächigen Waldbränden heimgesucht, die jetzt mit unserer Hilfe wieder aufgeforstet werden. Ein anderer Wald, der Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, liegt im mitwestlichen Bundesstaat Wisconsin und sorgt als grosses Wassereinzugsgebiet für die regionale Wasserversorgung und bietet Lebensraum für eine vielseitige Flora und Fauna. Extreme Stürme sowie die Holzindustrie haben dem Wald aber stark zugesetzt. Diese verschwundenen Waldflächen sollen jetzt zurückkehren und dafür setzen wir uns ein.

  • Planting Region
    Nordamerika
  • State
    Montana
  • Start date
    1 April 2022
  • Country
    USA
  • Location
    Custer Gallatin National Forest
  • Key Impact Areas
    Wiederaufforstung nach Waldbränden | Biodiversität/Lebensräume | Klimastabilität
  • End date
    31. Mai 2022

Peru 2022 - Forest Recovery with Agroforestry Systems

  • Project Description

    Peru ist nach Brasilien und Argentinien flächenmässig das drittgrösste Land in Südamerika. Die Natur ist sehr abwechslungsreich und vielfältig – jedoch stark gefährdet. Mit unserem aktuellen Baumpflanzprojekt unterstützen wir die Waldflächen der Provinz Puerto Inca. Das Projekt zielt darauf ab, die Böden und den Wald wiederherzustellen, indem sie teils mit langlebigen Ernteschichten und teils mit einheimischem Kakao bepflanzt werden.

    Unser Partner One Tree Planted wird die Entwicklung und das Wachstum stetig dokumentieren und bewerten. Dazu werden zwei Monate nach der Anpflanzung sogenannte Permanent Monitoring Plots eingerichtet, um das Überleben der Pflanzen zu überwachen und abgestorbene Pflanzen zu ersetzen.

    Die Aufforstung wird die Wiederherstellung von 120 Hektar Wald ermöglichen, der durch Wanderfeldbau und Viehzucht abgeholzt wurde. In den Primärwäldern des Gebiets gibt es etwa 500 Baumarten und 15 Palmenarten, darunter etwa 40 verschiedene wertvolle Hölzer. Was die Tierwelt betrifft, so gibt es in der Umgebung über 600 Wirbeltierarten, deren Lebensraum aktuell bedroht ist.

    Unser Baumpflanzprojekt kommt auch der Gemeinschaft zugute. Durch die Beschäftigung von 2’600 Arbeitnehmern während der gesamten Projektlaufzeit, von der Produktion der Setzlinge bis zur Anpflanzung auf dem endgültigen Feld, wird die Wirtschaft der Gemeinde angekurbelt wird. Die Kapazitäten werden durch Schulungsworkshops gestärkt, an denen Frauen und junge Menschen beteiligt sind. Ausserdem ermöglicht der Kakaobau ab dem dritten Jahr eine dauerhafte Einkommensquelle.

  • Planting Region
    Südamerika
  • State
    Puerto Inca
  • Start date
    1. Oktober 2022
  • Country
    Peru
  • Location
    Santa Isabel del Río Pachitea Native Community, Yuyapichis District, Puerto Inca Province, Huánuco Department, Peru
  • Key Impact Areas
    Indigene Gruppen | Soziale/Gemeinschaftliche Auswirkungen | Klimastabilität
  • End date
    1. Dezember 2022

Dominican Republic 2022 - Restoring Watersheds & Agroforestry

  • Project Description

    Ziel dieses Projekts ist die Wiederbelebung von entwaldetem Land in der Dominikanischen Republik, wo wir mit unserem Partner One Tree Planted dazu beitragen möchten, 1'275'000 Bäume zu pflanzen und zu pflegen.

    Im Rahmen des ganzheitlichen «Plant With Purpose» - Ansatzes möchte die Wiederherstellung des Waldes auch soziologische Verbesserungen erzielen. So sollen viele einheimische Landwirt*innen in das Projekt miteinbezogen werden, um ein Bewusstsein für die Umwelt zu stärken. In dem Masse, wie die Armut abnimmt, lässt der Wettbewerb um Ressourcen (wie Land und Brennstoffe) nach, und die Gemeinschaften kommen in Frieden und Versöhnung zusammen, um die Umwelt in ihren Einzugsgebieten zu verbessern und zu erhalten.

    Die Wiederaufforstung durch Agroforstwirtschaft ist von entscheidender Bedeutung für die Wiederherstellung von Ökosystemen, die Verbesserung der Lebensgrundlagen und die Förderung der Umweltverantwortung. In der Dominikanischen Republik werden drei verschiedene Parzellenformen für die Wiederaufforstung verwendet: Forstwirtschaft, Agroforstwirtschaft für Schattenkaffee und Agroforstwirtschaft für Kakao mit mehreren Stockwerken. Die Landwirt*innen wählen je nach Ökosystem und Marktnachfrage aus, welches Konzept sie auf ihrem Land anwenden. Die Setzlinge werden in Baumschulen aufgezogen, die sich auf den Parzellen der Landwirt*innen befinden.

    Das Team vor Ort hat ein Drei-Säulen-Konzept für die Wiederherstellung entwickelt, das zur ökologischen Regeneration, wirtschaftlicher Befähigung und spiritueller Erneuerung führt. Damit wird es den Landwirt*innen ermöglicht, so zu leben und zu wirtschaften, dass der Schutz ihres Landes ein Nebenprodukt ihrer Wertvorstellungen ist und nicht von oben verordnet wird.

    Der Schlüssel dazu ist, dass die Sorge um die Umwelt und das Wohlergehen der Gemeinschaft zu einem integralen Wert für die «Plant With Purpose» -Teilnehmer*innen und ihre Netzwerke wird. Das Programm lehrt zum Beispiel die folgenden Techniken für die Pflege und Instandhaltung von Bäume: Sammlung und Behandlung von Baumsamen, Einrichtung und Verwaltung von Baumschulen, Techniken für das Pflanzen von Bäumen, Veredelung, Beschneidung, und vieles mehr. Baumarten und Standorte werden von Gemeindemitgliedern und Kleinbauern auf der Grundlage ihrer Bedürfnisse und Vorlieben ausgewählt. Daher sind die Landwirt*innen hoch motiviert, langfristig zu denken und die Bäume über einen längeren Zeitraum zu pflegen.

  • Planting Region
    Karibik
  • State
    San Cristóbal (Región Central and Nizao) | Sánchez Ramírez (Región Central) | Moñseñor Nouel (Región Central)
  • Start date
    4. Februar 2022
  • Country
    Dominikanische Republik
  • Location
    Caña | Descubierta | Nizao | Región Central | Ozama
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biologische Vielfalt/Lebensräume | Wiederherstellung von Wassereinzugsgebieten/Umgebungen | Klimastabilität | Bodenstabilität und Erosionsschutz | Soziale/Gemeinschaftliche Auswirkungen | Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter
  • End date
    31. Dezember 2022

AFR100 – Wir unterstützen Burundi

  • Project Description

    Afrika verfügt mit dem Regenwald des Kongobeckens den zweitgrössten Tropenwald der Welt und beherbergt 17 Prozent der Waldfläche unseres Planeten. Leider ist Afrika durch eine im weltweiten Vergleich viermal so hohe Abholzung bedroht, was nicht nur die Lebensgrundlage der lokalen Gemeinschaften in Gefahr bringt, sondern sich auch auf den Planeten als Ganzes auswirkt.

    Die African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR) zielt darauf ab, bis zum Jahr 2030 100 Millionen Hektar (AFR100) entwaldete Flächen in Afrika wiederherzustellen. Es geht jedoch nicht nur um das Aufforsten. Mit dem Projekt werden auch Arbeitsplätze geschaffen, um die Armut in lokalen Gemeinschaften zu verringern. Es werden zum Beispiel Obstbäume gepflanzt, was dazu beiträgt, verarmte Familien zu ernähren. 

    Ausserdem möchte man mit vereinten Kräften die Widerstandsfähigkeit gegen den Klimawandel verbessern und den Klimawandel abmildern. Das Pflanzen von Bäumen trägt nämlich dazu bei, die Auswirkungen von den beispielsweise immer heftigeren Stürmen zu minimieren. Im Monat Dezember finanziert NIKIN im Rahmen des AFR100 einen Baum pro verkauftes Produkt. Unsere Bäume werden ihren neuen Wirkungskreis im Gebiet Burundi beziehen.

  • Planting Region
    Africa
  • State
    Rutana Province
  • Start date
    1. Januar 2022
  • Country
    Burundi
  • Location
    Rutana
  • Key Impact Areas
    Verbesserte Bodenstabilität und -qualität | Erhöhte Biodiversität | Verbesserte Wasserquellen | Verringerung der Armut
  • End date
    31. Dezember 2030

Scotland 2023 - Free Trees for Scotland!

  • Project Description

    The Free Trees for Scotland initiative is a new project to re-green Scotland. Together with our project partner One Tree Planted, we want to show that reforestation can be done in a holistic way: namely in environmental, social and financial terms.

    The Free Trees for Scotland initiative aims to restore those parts of Scotland's beautiful green space that have been damaged by forest fires and desertification. Our goal is to reestablish native flora, thereby restoring the water table and preventing further soil erosion. We also want to inspire local people to engage with their environment and provide them with access to this important issue through this project.

    The focus is on smallholders who want to have a positive impact on their environment but lack the (financial) means to do so. The Free Trees for Scotland initiative consists of more than thirty projects across Scotland. They all form a diverse network of people coming together to regenerate their homeland and also strengthen connections with each other.

    Die Wiederbegrünung des Planeten ist unerlässlich und wir betrachten die Schaffung einheimischer, vielschichtiger Wälder als eine wichtige Lösung. Das Ziel in Schottland und weltweit sollte sein, regenerative Forstwirtschaftssysteme einzuführen, welche die Produktivität des Bodens verbessern, so dass überall auf der Erde ein Flickenteppich von Lebensräumen entsteht. Mit der „Free Trees for Scotland“ kommen wir dem Ziel #treebytree näher.

  • Planting Region
    Europe
  • Start date
    1 September 2022
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Location
    Ness, Portre, Langholm, Inverness, Kinross, Kirkcudbright, Isle of Skye, Leven, Lanarkshire, Perth, Portree, Brodick
  • Key Impact Areas
    Biologische Vielfalt/Lebensräume | Wiederherstellung von Wassereinzugsgebieten/Umgebungen | Klimastabilität | Bodenstabilität und Erosionsschutz | Soziale/Gemeinschaftliche Auswirkungen | Gleichberechtigung der Geschlechter | Engagement und Bildung der Jugend | Insekten/Krankheitsbekämpfung
  • End date
    31. März 2023
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