Total trees planted since July 1, 2008:
Trees for the Future. Plant a tree and change lives.
Since 1989, Trees for the Future has restored more than 71,000 acres in thousands of communities in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Planting more than 278 million trees and changing 330,000+ lives.
- Trees for the Future focuses their efforts on tropical locations around the globe where trees can have the most beneficial impact on the environment
- Tropical species planted in the tropics grow much quicker and for longer periods each year than non-tropical species planted in colder climates (i.e. North America)
- They are able to sequester almost twice as much CO2 as the same number of trees planted in the US
- Tailor agroforestry techniques to the needs of the community
- In communal forests, they focus on large-scale reforestation and the development of non-timber forest products
- In agricultural fields, the focus is on fast-growing multipurpose trees that serve as windbreaks, firebreaks, woodlots or living fences that help with erosion control and improve soil fertility
- In the United States, they provide education to students and communities about the role of trees in the environment, energy efficiency and other global issues