Reforestation


Trees Planted (1998-2014): 5,528,998

A Nicaraguan boy holds a tree sapling from a Trees, Water & People nursery.

A Nicaraguan boy holds a tree sapling from a
Trees, Water & People nursery.

Trees Water & People's approach to reforestation involves more than just protecting forests and planting trees. We have created successful community-led reforestation projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, in addition to our Forest Replacement Associations in Nicaragua.

Our reforestation programs focus on establishing and maintaining tree nurseries, educating communities about the positive environmental impacts of reforestation, and strengthening economic development, both through conservation and the responsible management of forest resources. We work with existing local groups, schools, and communities in extremely low-income rural and peri-urban areas to provide guidance on how to plant, graft, and maintain their trees.

Community tree nurseries in Central America and Haiti produce tree seedlings and plant them in deforested areas, family farms, and around their homes. A diverse range of tree species, many of which are native to the areas we work, are planted. Some of these trees will be used for firewood and fruit production, while others will remain for the duration of the trees' life, sequestering carbon and creating healthy soils and watersheds.

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