One Tree Planted is a non-profit organisation. Since 2014 they're on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees!
Australia is currently experiencing one of the largest natural disasters in history.
This year's fire season has brought about unprecedented destruction as wildfires have spread across every Australian state, burning up nearly 6 million hectares (15 million acres) of bush as of January 2020. But the devastation witnessed in the state of New South Wales is nearly unfathomable - 3.6 million hectares (8.8 million acres) have been lost, over 1,500 homes destroyed or damaged, and 24 people have been killed.
New South Wales is home to some of the most iconic of Australia's wildlife - koalas, wombats, and kangaroos to name a few - and their habitat is rapidly declining.
Our partner has chosen trees that will bring the greatest overall benefit to the region. This includes various types of native trees and companion plants, depending on the specific needs of each section of habitat being restored across New South Wales and Australia.
While trees for this project will not go in the ground until the fires have ceased and the soil is ready for plantation, your support will help make sure we’re ready to hit the ground running and repair the country’s beautiful and iconic landscape once planting season hits. We’re expecting to have the ability to contribute to the restoration of over 6 million trees across the country in 2020 thanks to our generous donors’ ongoing support.
Protect Native Species
Reforestation efforts assist native vegetation in growing back, while also improving soil quality, preventing erosion, and controlling invasive species - which can be particularly aggressive after forest fires without intervention.
Restore Wildlife Habitat
Restoring these areas also means putting wildlife habitats back in tact and creating healthy ecosystems capable of being resilient to climate change, which is critical as these areas are considered to be biodiversity hotspots.