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359

Trees planted

93

Tons of CO2 will be absorbed in average

tree planting projects
Switzerland

Courtepin, FR

The project is located in a very welcoming forest in the wood of Courtepin. After several dry summer and warmer temperature, spruce and beech trees had to be cut, spruce got attached by the bark beetle, and beech were old and dry. Therefore, flat maples were planted to enrich and adapt this beautiful forest with a nice diversity.

The flat maple belongs to the Sapindaceae family. Its leaves are large, palmate and flat. It is a tree that tolerates well low temperatures and atmospheric pollution. It adapts easily to different ecosystems but naturally seeks rich, moist soil. Its sap, slightly milky, contains sugar, and maple syrup can be extracted from it, although it is in lower concentration than in the sugar maple.

The flat maple symbolizes independence, freedom, imagination and observation.

tree planting projects
Kenya

The projects iare located in the Teso North region of western Kenya.

 

Reforesting for more biodiversity. In tropical Kenya, trees not only sequester carbon from the atmosphere and return it to the soil, but they also improve fertility, water retention and biodiversity.

 

Locally, one of the biggest threats to the tree cover is the production of charcoal, tobacco and the collection of firewood. Community awareness is key to reducing deforestation of woodlands. Since 2019, EMAUA has taught 15,400 youth the vital importance of trees to human life.

 

Agroforestry has the potential to reconnect trees and agriculture, as farmers around the world have long viewed trees as the enemies of crops. However, when properly managed, trees improve crop yields by increasing soil fertility and water retention, while increasing biodiversity.

 

The trees are distributed to schools with teachings to school children about the vital importance of trees to humanity. The teachings were accompanied by planting sessions, which served as hands-on training on how to best plant trees for optimal survival. Trees are linked to any positive change in a community. While an enormous amount of trees could offset humanity's greenhouse gas emissions, a small number of them can significantly improve the lives of communities at the local level. They improve soil fertility, soil water retention, provide medicine and firewood.

The project is located in Amukura. 

List of tree species planted: Melia azedarach, Antiaris Toxicaria, Maesopsis eminii, Bischofia javanensis, Croton megalocarpus, Acacia polyacantha, Markhamia lutea, Citrus limon, Morus alba, Albizia coriara, Erythrina abyssinica, Monodora myristica, Citrus sinensis, Ceiba pentandra, Zanthoxylum giletii, Tamarindus indica, Prunus africana, Syzygium cumini, Artocarpus heterophyllus.

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