Tree Planting Partner

Tree Planting in Tanzania

  • Creates sustainable livelihoods for local communitues
  • Empowers local youth to reforest their future
  • Employs local skill force, especially women
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ForestNation Certified

This project is ForestNation Certified, which means:
  • All Trees are registered with the UNEP’s Plant for the Planet Trillion Tree campaign.
  • All Trees absorb CO2, offset carbon emissions and create sustainable livelihoods.
  • Agroforestry techniques are used to encourage natural reforestation and biodiversity.
  • The project focuses on contributing towards sustainable development goals.

How it Works

As soon as you start your new Forest, our planting team gets notified.

Our team starts growing your trees from seeds or use pre-grown seedlings.

Your saplings are cared for in a nursery environment until they’re ready to plant.

They’re planted during the rainy season or when conditions are favorable.

Our Impact

Planting trees for Sustainable Impact

Creating Sustainable Livelihoods

We’re planting in the Usambara region, which has experienced heavy deforestation in the past 15 years, ruining livelihoods of local people. We’re changing this trend by growing trees for the benefit of the community.
Families are given seedlings to plant on their farms. When these trees mature, they provide a regular harvest which sustains their daily needs and also creates an additional source of income.
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Empowering Local Youth

Local school students visit our nurseries every two weeks to learn about environmental conservation, botany, and horticulture; they put these lessons into practice by growing and planting trees that beautify their school, their homes, and their region.
As part of our Green Schools program, fruit trees are planted in school backyards to provide a regular source of nutrition to the children.

Creating Jobs for Women

Our nurseries employ 200 women; this number springs up during planting season where we employ up to 800 women in tree nurseries and planting sites.
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More Impact

  • Trees planted along river banks and waterways ensure fresh water supply.
  • Moringa tree plantations yield fruit, medicine and oil.
  • Local wood industry sources timber from sustainably grown Acacia trees.
  • The forest provides resources that help the farmers to produce better crops.
  • Tourism industry flourishes, as greener environments encourage more visitors.
  • The local community volunteers to support tree planting activities, encouraging brotherhood in the community.

How We Plant

Promoting agroforestry and community involvement

Planting Native Trees

Typical Fruit Tree Species: Avocado, Peach, Loquats, Bananas, Moringa, Olifera, Plums, Oranges. (12 – 18 months until fruit bearing).
Typical Forest Tree Species: Lavofia Caffra, Albizia Schimperiana,Croton Megalocapus, Makhamea Lutea, Pinus Patula, Cypress Lusitanica, Podocarpus Usambariansis, Leucaena, Croton Microsachers, East African Camphorwood. (12 months to 2 years before maturity).
To ensure high survival rates, each tree we grow is from the same forest enjoying the same macro climate, same soil and same ecosystem.
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Planting at the right time

Our Trees are planted from October to December or from March to June.
The best time to plant seedlings in Forest environments is when they’re 6-9 months old and are about hip height. During unprecedented rainfalls, the saplings are trimmed to maintain the perfect size.

Protecting the forest

The whole village gets together to discuss reforestation plans every weekend. The village environmental committee is actively involved in protecting the forest from potential fires.
The trees are monitored twice a year for three consecutive years after being planted in the forest. This ensures they survive the initial competition from weeds, and reach full maturity.
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Featured Companies Planting in Tanzania

OneCoWork

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Salesforce

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EcoLawn

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

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We aim to plant 100 million trees to restore 90,000 hectares of land in the Eastern and Western Usambara mountain ranges.

ForestNation Certified

All our Tree Planting Projects create sustainable livelihoods. All the Trees absorb CO2, offset carbon emissions and contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

All our Tree Planting Projects are ForestNation certified, which means they promise:

All Trees are registered with the UNEP’s Planet for the Planet Trillion Tree campaign. 

The Trees all absorb CO2 and offset carbon emissions and create sustainable livelihoods.

For every 10,000 trees planted at least double that will germinate naturally within following 5 years.

To use agroforestry techniques where trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland to increase natural reforestation and biodiversity as nature intended.

To focus on sustainable livelihoods and contribute towards at least the following SDGs:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Clean water and irrigation
  • Decent Work And Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure
  • Climate Action
  • Life On Land
  • Partnership For The Goals

To work towards a future where all of the trees we plant throughout their life contribute to all the 17 of the UN’s SDGs

To make follow ups and send monthly updates to ForestNation with photos and/or videos.

Version 2 certification coming soon:

Carbon credits for trading. You can report all the trees you plant with ForestNation for you CSR. Trees absorb carbon even without “carbon credit certificates”. We are working hard to give you this added financial benefit.

Drone timelapse aerial photography. This is awesome and entertaining proof that will be coming soon.

FAQs

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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Thanks for growing #forestnation.