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Plant a Tree Day

by Lana McGhee

We recently announced our official partnership with One Tree Planted and today they are celebrating their very first Plant a Tree Day. One Tree Planted focus on six of the key benefits that reforestation brings for animals, people and the planet:

  • Air: Trees take in harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breath.
  • Water: Trees filter water, prevent floods and maintain the Earth’s water cycles.
  • Social impact: Trees provide jobs and food security for many communities.
  • Health: Trees and nature reduce stress, aid in recovery, and promote overall wellbeing.
  • Biodiversity: Forests provide habitats to many animals, birds, insects, fungi, moss, and plants.
  • Climate: Trees absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants, helping to clean the air and regulate the climate.

At Forester Products, we want to give something back to the world, not take it away. These six pillars resonated with us so powerfully that they are what made us chose One Tree Planted as our partner. Every product we sell generates a donation which plants trees in rainforests around the world.

One Tree Planted work directly with tree planting organisations on the ground who often have some resources for environmental projects, but not always enough to complete meaningful tree-planting initiatives. That's where donations come in, purchasing trees and getting them in the ground using existing local networks and resources. While the cost of tree planting can vary from region to region and partner to partner, the average partnership is broken down as follows: 

One Tree Planted charity partnership with Forester Products

Amongst the many things, we really loved about One Tree Planted was their creativity and project diversity. However, by far, the thing that appealed most to us was how flexible they are in the ways we can support them - we were able to focus our first donation directly to rainforests in Haiti. We chose Haiti due to the devastating impacts deforestation is having, causing flooding and deaths in the local area.

However, by planting trees there now, we can help protect the environment in the future. Meanwhile, in the future, we will donate to other specific locations across the four continents One Tree Planted are active in.

So today across North America, One Tree Planted are celebrating Plant A Tree Day. Together with some of their amazing local partners, they are hosting free tree planting and tree care events that even more people can get involved! If you’re not in North America, they still want everyone to be a part of the celebrations whether it’s planting a tree in your garden or helping-out at local parks. You can message them directly to find out ways to get involved. We are so proud to partner with this amazing organisation and can’t wait to see what amazing things we can and will grow together.

To celebrate Plant a Tree Day we are doubling our donations all weekend. For every product we sell this weekend, we will donate two trees to One Tree Planted.

If you would like to find out more information or get involved visit their website.

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