“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com
The Chinese sages also appreciated their value:
Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth.
Trees provide so many benefits to 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 deforestation.
Helping to Plant Trees
Depending on location, it costs between $1-$3 to plant a tree including ongoing maintenance and stewardship. Including organizational overheads, I see this as a real bargain, especially for something that might last 70 years!
The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign is a major forest restoration effort with a goal of planting a billion trees across the planet.
So you don’t have the time or don’t want to get your hands dirty? I hear you, but you can still support the various organizations around the world depending on your preferred location.
Tree Planting Organizations
Landcare – Australia; (not for profit)
Greening Australia – 20 locations around Australia (also not for profit) 25 million plants established; 15,000 hectares of habitat restored; 150,000 tonnes of carbon sequestered per annum
Reforestnow – based in Byron Bay Austalia (not for profit) -planted 105,227 trees to restore rainforest in Australia on behalf of donors from around the world (as at 23 Mar 2021). $5per tree.
Onetreeplanted – a global not for profit organization working against deforestation. $1 per tree.
Plant a billion trees initiative – South America, Africa and China
Our planet depends on it.