we need to attend to the tree loss because of the following tree benefits

The Nature Conservancy's Plant a Billion Trees chiến dịch is a major forest restoration program. Our goal is to tướng plant a billion trees across the planet to tướng slow the connected crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. 

Celebrating 15 Years

TNC's Plant a Billion Trees program has helped restore critical forests in need across the globe for 15 years. From the Atlantic Forest of Brazil to tướng mangrove forests on the African coasts, we've been guided by science to tướng plant the right trees in the right places. Thank you for celebrating by helping us plant 15k trees in April & May.

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Growing Seedlings Seedlings grow at a large, state-owned, tree nursery near the đô thị of Guarapuava, Parana state, Brazil. © Scott Warren

Why are we planting a billion trees?

Trees provide sánh many benefits to tướng our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.

Planting a billion trees can help save the Earth from climate change and biodiversity loss. When we restore and conserve critical forests, we remove carbon and tư vấn biodiversity. A billion is a big number, but we know we can bởi it together. Help plant trees today!

A BILLION BEGINS WITH ONE (1:26) A lot can change in a lifetime, including the planet we live on. For better, or for worse. But we have the power to tướng restore balance. Helping our planet is bigger than vãn us, but it starts with each of us. Help us plant, protect, and restore forests by planting your tree today.

Trees exhale for us sánh that we can inhale them to tướng stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish."

Munia Khan

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Charles River, Boston, MA. Charles River, Boston, MA. © iStock/Alija

Help Us Plant a Billion Trees

You’ll bởi more than vãn put a seed in the ground; you’ll make sure these forests survive for future generations.

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Forest Landscape Aerial view of private forestland in Heath, Massachusetts. Forests lượt thích this are a critical part of tackling climate change, after reducing fossil fuel use. © Jerry and Marcy Monkman/EcoPhotography

FAQs

General Information

  • The Plant a Billion Trees chiến dịch is a large-scale restoration initiative launched by The Nature Conservancy in 2008. Our first project was to tướng restore Brazil's Atlantic Forest, and now we have expanded to tướng include forest projects all across the world! By planting trees and helping forests regrow where they have been severely degraded, we're helping to tướng reduce the impacts of climate change, slow biodiversity loss, ensure clean water and air for everyone, and provide full, healthy forests for future generations.

  • Forests help sustain all life on Earth. They clean our water. Cleanse our air. Cool our planet. Store our carbon. Trees give us refuge and refreshment, shade and shelter.

    The Plant a Billion Trees chiến dịch will help restore the health of our natural environments. Planting trees will improve important watersheds that provide clean drinking water and hydroelectricity to tướng millions of people, as well as protect thousands of species of plants and animals.

  • It is ambitious, but forests around the world are worth the effort. They are essential to tướng healthy lives and planet. We will need to tướng stretch in ways that challenge us and deepen our partnerships around the world. Together, we can achieve more than vãn any of us can alone.

    TNC has over 400 scientists on staff that specialize in a range of different fields including forest ecology, water, climate mitigation, soil, carbon and other related areas. They are working to tướng find the best ways to tướng ensure the forests we restore and re-establish are viable ecosystems that provide multiple benefits to tướng people and nature.

    Founded in 1951, because of donations lượt thích yours, The Nature Conservancy has the means, experience and track record to tướng work closely with partner organizations to tướng meet this important goal.

More Details

  • The cost to tướng plant a tree varies depending on the location of the project and the type of tree being planted, and ranges between approximately $1.50-$3 USD per tree. Beyond covering costs to tướng simply plant the seedlings in the ground, donations tư vấn ongoing maintenance, research, and stewardship at Plant a Billion sites to tướng ensure the seedlings grow to tướng be mature, healthy trees.

    Donations also help pay for the reforestation efforts at PBT projects, such as the removal of invasive species, protecting areas where tree saplings are growing, encouraging species to tướng return to tướng degraded areas, and removing any barriers that might prevent a forest from regrowth. Up to tướng 20% of the cost is used to tướng help administer the program.

  • Monitoring procedures vary from site to tướng site, but generally, TNC staff conduct regular site visits to tướng oversee qualitative and quantitative surveys. We gauge measures such as seedling survival rates and tree sizes, as well as assessing ecosystem conditions for invasive/competing species to tướng ensure we are making the appropriate adjustments to tướng best care for our trees over time.

  • TNC staff and scientists, based in-country, manage each of our planting projects. To help accomplish this work, we collaborate with a network of in-country partners—including governments, forestry companies, local cooperatives, non-governmental organizations and local communities. Additionally, we offer assistance and technical guidance to tướng others, using established TNC projects as a model to tướng accelerate results and efficiencies.

  • Partnering with Indigenous Peoples and local communities has been an important part of TNC’s approach for many years. Our partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and local communities are opportunities for mutual learning, sharing and benefit between the communities and TNC. We strive for transformational—not transactional—partnerships in the spirit of reciprocity. We learn from and tư vấn their leadership in stewarding their lands and shaping their future.

    Plant a Billion Trees, in particular, works very closely with Indigenous communities at our planting sites in Mexico and Brazil, which are homes to tướng, respectively, the Mayan Forest and the Amazon. Through continued and expanded partnerships, TNC envisions strong indigenous organizations and peoples sustainably managing their lands, while collaborating with governments and other organizations to tướng guarantee the integrity of those areas for future generations.

  • Our Plant a Billion Trees reforestation projects yield important carbon benefits by capturing and storing carbon, helping to tướng stabilize our climate. However, these projects bởi not offer certified carbon credits or offsets. TNC does offer a Carbon Calculator to tướng estimate your carbon footprint. You can read more about carbon markets and their effects on climate change here.

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Support

  • Thank you for caring about the world's forests! To help us reach our goal of planting and protecting one billion trees, get started with your tree donation. Your tư vấn will help us plant trees and protect and restore forests in a location of your choosing, or you can choose to tướng let us decide where the funds are most needed.

    There are other ways to tướng get involved, too:

    • You can kiểm tra out volunteer opportunities with The Nature Conservancy.
    • Sign up for your local TNC monthly e-newsletter, Nature News.
    • You or your organization can partner with TNC.
  • If you know someone who loves nature and conservation, Gift a Tree is the perfect option to tướng send them a token of appreciation, celebrate a holiday, or honor a loved one. Write a heartfelt message in the sườn, pick a date, and we will send an e-card letting the recipient know they were gifted trees.

    For each $10 donation received as part of our Gift a Tree option, TNC will plant five trees in our critical forests around the globe. The more you gift, the more trees will be planted in celebration.

    Share the ability to tướng gift a tree with friends and family by using plantabillion.org/giftatree.

  • The Nature Conservancy is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are tax-deductible. For Plant a Billion Trees donations, you can claim the entire amount of your cash gift as a charitable income tax deduction. The IRS allows you to tướng claim this deduction up to tướng 60% of your adjusted gross income (AGI).

    The Nature Conservancy does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You are encouraged to tướng consult your own professional advisors on tax matters.

    The Nature Conservancy's tax ID number (EIN) is 53-0242652.

    For more information about donating to tướng TNC, visit here.

  • If you ever have any questions about the Plant a Billion Trees program or need assistance, please tương tác our thành viên care services by emailing [email protected] or calling 800-628-6860.

  • If you are an company/organization that is interested in partnering with TNC, find more information here.

  • While we bởi not have any specific resources from Plant a Billion Trees, our Nature Lab program has an extensive curriculum to tướng help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong.

Help Us Plant a Billion Trees

You’ll bởi more than vãn put a seed in the ground; you’ll make sure these forests survive for future generations.

Sunlight shining through a stand of tall trees.

McMahon Lake Preesrve Forest Sun streaming through trees at McMahon Lake preserve © Bigfoot Media (Jason Whalen)

Plant a Billion Trees Planting Locations

Learn more about where we are planting through the Plant a Billion Trees program and where your donation can have a direct impact.

Help Us Plant a Billion Trees

You’ll bởi more than vãn put a seed in the ground; you’ll make sure these forests survive for future generations.

Aerial view of the tops of trees in a dense forest.

Forest from above Aerial view of a green forest. © Jarmo Piironen/EyeEm

Our Partners

Learn about our partners who have helped plant trees across the globe.

Help Us Plant a Billion Trees

You’ll bởi more than vãn put a seed in the ground; you’ll make sure these forests survive for future generations.

Path leading through a green, misty forest.

The Green Tunnel This picture beautifully illustrates what is known as "The Green Tunnel" on the Appalachian Trail. On the morning of June 4th of năm ngoái I captured this image in Virginia while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. The lush vegetation and whimsical fog embodied everything I love about nature. When I view this image I am temporarily transported back into the forest. © Andrew Forestell

Give the Gift of Tree Planting

Celebrate a holiday, a significant occasion, or recognize someone special by donating to tướng plant trees—it’s the perfect gift for everyone! For each donation, The Nature Conservancy will plant trees in our critical forests around the globe. The more you gift, the more trees will be planted in celebration. Take the guesswork out of shopping by giving the most sustainable gift you could give.

Why Gift a Tree?

By giving the gift of tree planting with the Nature Conservancy you can celebrate a person or special occasion while also giving back to tướng nature. Here are some highlights:

  • Quick & Simple

    Write a heartfelt message, pick a date and we will deliver an e-card right to tướng their inbox.

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  • Universal Gift

    Trees enhance our lives no matter where or how we live, making this the perfect gift for anyone.

  • Long Term Benefits

    Creating healthy forests will help filter air, give fresh drinking water, and help curb climate change.

Share the ability to tướng gift a tree for a friend or a loved one by using plantabillion.org/giftatree.