Planting Oak Trees in the Wildlife Reserve Hutewald

Planting Oak Trees in the Wildlife Reserve Hutewald
Continent Europe
Country Germany
Costs per Tree 425 €
GPS Data of planting site 52.188487, 9.604949
Planting Partner Niedersächsische Landesforsten

The extreme weather events, that is floods, of recent years have killed a large number of old oak trees that are part of the wildlife reserve ‘Hutewald’ and the bison enclosure ‘Wisentgehege Springe’ south of Hannover. To maintain the mountain forest character Niedersächsiche Landesforsten plant 50 new oak trees per hectare. The young trees (approx. 1.2-2.0 m tall) must be protected against the herbivores native to the area by means of individual shelters. The individual protection remains on the tree for about 30 years until the bark can no longer be damaged by animals. The special purpose of this project is to preserve and expand the approx. 300-year-old Hutewald, which provides acorns for the animals and houses the largest population of hermit beetles (Osmoderma eremita) in Lower Saxony.
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Transitioning villages to agroforestry in Tanzania

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Transitioning villages to agroforestry in Tanzania
Continent Africa
Country Tanzania
Costs per tree 0.79 €
GPS Data of planting site -1.528540, 33.941458
Reforestation Partner WeForest

In Mara, the extraction of resources from forests has caused local smallholder farmers to struggle with infertile soil, low water tables and erratic rainfall. Seedlings are grown in nurseries and distributed to the people that need it most. Through agroforestry systems on their farms and schools, the farmers and institutional beneficiaries are able to grow their own fodder, fuelwood, fiber, fruit and timber, and so no longer need to depend on forests for consumption or income generation.

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Tietê Forests

Tietê Forests
Continent South America
Country Brazil
Costs per square meter 1 €
GPS Data of planting site -21.652988, -49.121826
Reforestation Partner WeForest

Serving the state of São Paulo, the Tietê river in the Atlantic Biome is a powerhouse, yet it’s one of the most polluted rivers in Brazil. WeForest and AES Brasil are collaborating to restore the forest on the edges of the Tietê river and its tributaries with native species, protecting water bodies from soil siltation and runoff from herbicides and pesticides. The project is also providing a testing ground for pioneering restoration approaches that aim to reduce the use of herbicides – which are usually relied on in Brazil to control invasive grasses – or even eliminate them entirely.

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Ethiopia Desa’a

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Ethiopia Desa'a
Continent Africa
Country Ethiopia
Costs per square meter 0.18 €
GPS Data of planting site 13.947349, 39.813018
Reforestation Partner WeForest

The Desa’a Forest is one of the oldest remaining dry afromontane forests in Ethiopia. Over 26,000 people live below the poverty line here, relying on the forest for water, energy and to feed their cattle. This ambitious, award-winning project aims to restore and protect arid afromontane and bring water back to this region, which is directly threatened by desertification coming from the north, and lift the rural communities out of extreme poverty. 

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Planting Trees Cultivating Peace

Planting Trees Cultivating Peace
Continent South America
Country Colombia
Costs per Tree 7.15 €
GPS Data of planting site 2.9691, -73.9006
Planting Partner World Wide Fund For Nature Deutschland
Planting Trees, cultivating Peace. WWF implement ecological restoration actions hand in hand with local communities in regions affected by armed conflict in Colombia, such as the National Park Sierra de la Macarena. Our objective is not only to recover transformed forest, and their associated biodiversity, by planting native trees, but also to provide much-needed alternative livelihoods to local communities, such as the management of non-timber forest products such as oils, fibers and native bees.  These restoration actions are key to WWF work in Colombia in supporting the Government in the quest to strengthen peacebuilding and conservation efforts by involving local communities in conserving biodiversity while improving their living conditions. Further information about the project and partner.