Plant With Us in Tanzania

We learned of an opportunity to plant in Tanzania through a friend’s recommendation and ForestNation has been planting there since 2015. Our main goal in this region is to plant 100 million trees to restore 90,000 hectares of land.




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When you order a new Forest in Tanzania, a notification alerts our team in Africa to start growing your trees in a nursery environment where the seedlings are nurtured until they’re ready to plant. Once conditions are favorable (usually from October to December or from March to June), the trees are planted.

Once the forest is established, the village environmental committee congregates to discuss reforestation plans. They meet each weekend to actively protect the forest from fires and trim the trees in the event of heavy rainfalls.

For five consecutive years after planting, the team monitors their growth periodically to ensure the trees reach full maturity without interference from weeds/non-native plant species or other environmental factors.

Your Impact

In the Eastern and Western Usambara Mountain Ranges where we plant, heavy deforestation has ruined the livelihoods of many locals. We aim to reverse that and improve life for the surrounding communities in a number of ways:
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Native Trees We Plant in Tanzania

Fruit: Avocado, Peach, Loquat, Banana, Moringa, Plum, Orange, PawPaw, Papaya (1 – 3 years gestation to bear fruit)

Forest: Lavofia Caffra, Albizia Schimperiana,
Croton Megalocapus, Makhamea Lutea, Pinus Patula,
Cypress Lusitanica, Podocarpus Usambariansis, Leucaena,
Croton Microsachers, East African Camphorwood (1 – 2 years to reach maturity)

To ensure high survival rates, each tree we grow is from the same forest—same macro climate, same soil, same ecosystem.
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The United Republic of Tanzania became independent in 1964 when Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged. Often referred to as “The Cradle of Civilization,” northern Tanzania is where the oldest human skull was found.
The citizens hold general elections every five years to name their leaders, even with 90% of Tanzanians living in rural areas. Over 120 tribal groups are represented across the country.


Tanzania is the largest of all countries in East Africa and is bordered by the Indian Ocean. Once entirely bush and savanna, the landscape is now semidesert. The country is home to over 400 million wild animals, which include zebras, giraffes, lions, wildebeests, crocodiles and giant turtles. In addition, Tanzania boasts the largest population of elephants that remain.

5 Fast Facts About Tanzania

ForestNation Certified

Projects focus on contributing toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals:
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Featured Companies Planting in Tanzania

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Philips monitors

Plant with Philips Monitors Besides raising awareness, we are proud to share that with each purchase of one of our green displays, our customers automatically

SUCO Sessions

Our relationship with nature is sacred. At SUCO we are passionate about protecting our planet and expressing our gratitude for the many gifts she gives.


Salesforce is planting trees as part of their Trillion Tree commitment to the world.


EcoLawn is offsetting their carbon footprint by planting trees every month.

Tanzania Forest Updates


Shakila and Her Forest

An inspiring story from Shakila on how our Tanzania project helped reforest the landscape she loves.

Plant with us in Tanzania

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ForestNation is a social business. We combine commercial, social and environmental goals equally. We empower individuals, companies and organizations to fulfill their own missions whilst growing a forest and creating sustainable livelihoods. We believe that giving back to Mother Earth should be fun and inspiring.

CO2: A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of carbon dioxide per year on average throughout its lifetime.
O2: Trees breathe out oxygen 4 to 5 times the amount of CO2 they absorb each year.
Land reforested: 1000 trees per hectare is a general reforestation best practice.
Jobs created: It takes 68 hours for 1 caretaker to create 10000 tree seedlings and 1 hour per day to maintain them. That translates to 40 hours of work for every 1000 trees.

For every 10,000 trees planted at least double that will germinate naturally within 5 years providing for generations to come. Also the forest provides habitat & shade for animals, natural resources for locals and adds to the beauty of the region.

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