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We hope ForestNation will allow us to grow in our role as a forum for environmental conversations and solutions, particularly when it comes to forestry and conservation. It prompts individuals and organizations to work together to plant trees and make the world a healthier place, one seedling at a time. ForestNation’s Earth Day promotion really struck a chord with us, for obvious reasons (we are Earth Day Texas, after all!) and we are always looking for ways to promote positive actions for sustainability and stewardship. This is a new and really creative way to continue engaging our audiences at Earth Day and beyond.

We’re planting trees in Tanzania

Earth Day Texas

Each April, Earth Day Texas hosts the world’s largest public exhibition devoted to environmental stewardship. The event is a platform that brings businesses, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies together to positively influence the way Texans think, live, and work. By providing enlightening talks, remarkable exhibits, and interactive workshops, EDTx catalyzes meaningful conversations that will shape a sustainable future.

Earth Day Texas is the largest Earth Day initiative in the world. Our event lasts for more days, engages more individuals, and brings more businesses, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government entities together than anywhere else. We reach the lives of thousands of people every year to help them see how sustainability can be important and relevant in their daily lives. And we think that’s pretty cool!


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.

We plant in the forests of Tanzania, Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, Madagascar and more. 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. More details about where we plant trees for each campaign are explained on the campaign page.

We work closely with our local tree nurseries to ensure bests practices are followed. They use agroforestry techniques where trees or shrubs are grown around or among crops or pastureland to increase natural reforestation and biodiversity as nature intended.

We mostly plant trees which provide harvest to the local communities. For example, fruit trees are planted around schools in Tanzania to provide nutrition to the children. Our trees also help avoid land degradation. For example, trees were planted along the Lushoto water catchment basin, which supplies fresh water to over 20,000 people in the Lushoto Township and is important to prevent future stream bank erosion.

It takes 8 to 9 months for tree seedlings to be prepped for plantation. Different species are stocked up and made ready for planting during favorable seasons. For example, our Tanzanian nursery plants from March to June and October to December.

A Tree kit has everything you need to grow a tree from seed. We plant matching trees for every tree kit you get as a gift. We also plant matching trees whenever you name your Tree on ForestNation.

Trees connect you with Mother Earth and ignite your nurturing instinct. Growing something from seed helps you experiencing nature’s magic and give back. Tree kits also support our local Tree kit maker (1000 kits create a full day of work).

Plant more in this forest or grow your own forest with these actions:

Thanks for growing #forestnation.