Alberta and Central British Columbia
Problem: Deforestation due to the Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta
Benefits: Replacing trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle
Species:Various native Pine species
Where: Alberta Mountain, Alberta; Central British Columbia
Problem:Deforestation due to the Asian Longhorned Beetle
Benefits:Replacing trees killed by the Asian Longhorned Beetle
Species:Maple, Elm, Birch, Poplar, willow, hackberry, Sycamore and Mountain Ash
Where:Toronto area and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Plant-It 2020 performs ongoing tree-planting in the states listed below and periodically in many other states. As a ‘quality-based’ reforestation nonprofit, we focus on projects having long-term survival rates. One must care for the trees during all states of growing, transplanting and maintenance. This means:
- Planting only in no-logging locations such as riparian zones and wilderness areas.
- Making sure that we only participate in projects with very high, long-term survival rates, and
- Spending on average $0.85 cents per seedling out of each dollar.
The states below consist of where Plant-It 2020 has ongoing tree-planting programs. For tree-planting in other US states, please contact Plant-It 2020 to discuss funding a project in another location. We periodically plant in many other states but need to ensure both the long-term survivability of each project as well as it’s appropriateness from a forestry expert’s perspective.
CaliforniaReplenishes forests damaged by fire, drought and disease. Many tree-planting locations protect streams and rivers. We plant in various locations throughout the state.
ColoradoReplenishes forests ravaged by the Pine Bark Beetle. Some projects replenish forests damaged by fire.
FloridaReplenishes forests damaged by hurricane and fire.
GeorgiaReplenishes public lands needing additional hardwood reforestation.
New YorkReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Many areas are along rivers and streams.
OhioReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention.
TennesseeReplenishes public lands needing additional hardwood reforestation.
VermontReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Many areas are along rivers and streams.
WashingtonReforest public lands that have lost trees to disease and other factors. Many areas are along rivers and streams.
Wisconsin Reforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Some of these areas are along lakes and campgrounds.
Problem: Deforestation of about twenty particular mountain-tops endangers the Monarch Butterfly as their over-wintering home is destroyed.
Benefits:Reforesting these mountaintops helps save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction.
Problem: Severe deforestation due to coastal development, poverty and the discovery of crude oil.
Benefits:Reforestation of degraded land.
Species:Cacao, Canavalia, hardwoods, fruit trees, Moringa oleifera, Averrhoa bilimbi, Honduras Mahagony.
Where:Southern districts of Toledo and Stann Creek.
Problem:Sugar cane production and then cattle grazing led to deforestation, land degradation and poverty.
Benefits:Reforestation of degraded land.
Where:Guaranta, Promissao Dandara, and Promissao Reuindas in Sao Paulo State.
Where: Urrao, Antioquia
Benefits: Reforestation, fruit, nutrition and shade
Species: 28 hardwood and fruit tree species
Where: El Porvenir, Santa Ana, El Salvador
Problem:Deforestation, starvation and soil erosion
Benefits: Reforestation, supplies food through fruit and improves topsoil
Species: Fruit trees and other native species
Where: 14 communities near Tiquisate on the South coast.
Problem: Massive deforestation has led to starvation and huge topsoil erosion. The former forests also helped protect the island from storms.
Benefits: Reforestation and providing food
Where: 17 communities in the Arcadine coast
Benefits: In the North, fruit trees are being planted. In the central valleys, trees are planted to protect watersheds to provide fresh water. In the south, Moringa trees are planted to provide increased nutrition.
Species: Moringa and many others
Where: La Paz, the Municipality of Taulabe, Yoro, outside of Tegucigalpa and other locations.
Where: Pacific coastal region
Problem: Soil erosion, mining and land exploitation lead to major deforestation.
Where: Anton in Cocie Province, the Lake Alajuela region and in and around the municipalities of La Pintada and Penonome, Cocie.
Generally speaking, as locations get closer to the equator, the trees planted do more to absorb carbon in the trees and soil. Each country in Africa has its own challenges for reforestation. One overall goal is to have indigenous people become aware of the benefits of proper reforestation and forest management through experiencing their benefits. Another goal is training the indigenous people to become stewards of the land so that they eventually take over the reforestation and forest management. Without ongoing reforestation of denuded forests throughout Africa, starvation and poverty remain serious problems as people’s food and income are closely tied to the presence, size and health of the indigenous forests.
Problem: Poor land management has devastated the environment.
Benefits: Reforestation reclaims degraded lands, feeds starving people, and provides a source of income. Moringa trees reduces malnutrition by providing calcium and Vitamin A.
Species: Moringa oleifera, Leucaeana and Albizia.
Where: Kirundo, Makamba and Ruyigi Provinces
Problem: Over-logging and forest unavailability not only threatens the forests, birds and primates; but also perpetuates human poverty.
Benefits: Plant trees to increase crop yields, soil quality and fruit production; while reducing erosion. Income generating activities from reforestation include livestock raising, honey and fruit production.
Where: Western Highlands of Cameroon (in the Southwest, Western and Northwest regions) and the Mt. Bamboutos watershed in the Western Province.
Problem: Severe land degradation due to unsustainable land use practices, increasing population and many other factors.
Benefits: Plant trees to restore degraded lands to productivity, while yielding edible fruits, livestock forage, medicinal plants and construction purposes.
Where: Guraghe Zone, Konso, Dimtu in Oromiya State.
Problem: Massive deforestation, reduced crop production and erosion.
Benefits: Alleviate malnutrition, improve degraded soils
Species: Leucanea leucocephala, Calliandra callothyrsus and Moringa oleifera.
Where: Northern region where the Sahelian desert is expanding.
Problem: Massive deforestation
Benefits: Replenishing the forests and increasing crop production.
Where: Large projects throughout Central and Western Kenya. Several tree-planting locations are near the protected forests of Mt. Kenya and Kakamega Forest Preserve.
Problem: Mangrove forests are destroyed or degraded and this also creates coastal soil erosion.
Benefits: Repair and replenish mangrove forests. This improves the fishing while creating a natural buffer to storms.
Species: Rhizophora mucronata, Bruguiera Gymnorhiza, and Ceriops tagal
Where: Central West coast between Mahajunga and South to the Mahabana Estuary
Problem:Increasing desertification, strong soil erosion and the destruction of animal habitats.
Benefits: Reforestation, soil improvement, trees as windbreaks and live fences protect fields.
Species: Boababs, Cashews, Acasia Senegal, Gmelina, Jatropha, Gliricidia, Flamboyant and Leucaena.
Where: Sanankoroba and other locations.
Problem: Deforestation, desertification, starvation, poverty, malnutrition, lack of fuel.
Benefits: Drought tolerant trees provide food, windbreaks increase crop yields, extra fruits generate income.
Species: A variety of native species.
Where: Near Tanout bordering the Sahara desert.
Problem: Massive deforestation, poor agriculture, poverty, bad soil
Benefits: Forest gardens and fruit trees are generating income while increasing crop production and improving the soil.
Species: Jatropha curas and others
Where: Kaffrine region, Kedougou region
Problem: Massive deforestation and desertification
Benefits: Reforestation and wood fuel for cooking
Species: Pine and Eucalyptus
Where: Moshi Rural District, Mufindi District and Njombe District
Problem: Deforestation and overgrazing.
Where: Throughout Uganda
Problem: Deforestation, drought, bad topsoil.
Benefits: Fruit trees and other species provide food while improving the soil
Where: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
Problem: Deforestation and starvation
Benefits: Fruit trees and other species provide food
Species: Various fruit trees
Where: Chitwan at the foot of the Himalyas
Problem: Massive deforestation
Benefits: The planting of fruit and other trees provides food while countering hillside erosion
Species: Leucaena, Moringa, Jatropha, Calliandra, Mahagony and others
Where: Near Mt. Tapulao, Central Luzon; Loobbunga, Moraza, Taugtog, Botolan, Zambales