Westbeach helps Trees for the Future reach 200 million tree mark

Westbeach helps Trees for the Future reach 200 million tree mark

An exciting announcement from our partners Trees for the Future

Silver Spring, MD (January 5, 2021) - Sustainable agriculture nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) announced Tuesday that they’ve planted more than 200 million trees around the world. Tens of thousands of farmers planted the trees on their own land over the last three decades in conjunction with agroforestry training provided by TREES. The milestone was met with support from thousands of individual donors and more than 300 brand partners.

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“We are ecstatic to reach this milestone, it’s a memorable step in our mission to create a more sustainable food system while planting trees,” says Executive Director John Leary. “We could not have done this without the hardwork and determination of the farmers we serve, the talent and dedication of our global staff, and the unending generosity of our partners and supporters, like Westbeach."

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Incredible partners such as TREES help us get closer to this goal. For every order we receive through our website, at least one tree will be planted via our partnership with TREES. Milestones like this one - the 200 million mark - are truly exceptional and we're excited to hear more about TREES upcoming projects. We've been working with them since 2019, and will continue our involvement to help them hit even greater milestones. 

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The 200 million trees are planted in more than 50 countries and they’re all part of thoughtful agroforestry systems. More than 76 million of the trees are part of what TREES calls Forest Gardens, strategically planted and diverse farms consisting of thousands of trees and dozens of plant and food species. 

KOUNGUEUL - SENEGAL:  Daily life of local farmers owning a forest garden project by Trees for the Future on November 15, 2018 in Koungueul, Senegal. Photo: Xaume Olleros for Trees for the Future

KOUNGUEUL - SENEGAL: Daily life of local farmers owning a forest garden project by Trees for the Future on November 15, 2018 in Koungueul, Senegal. Photo: Xaume Olleros for Trees for the Future

“The important and unique thing about these 200 million trees is that they’re here to stay because they were planted with the climate and landowner in mind,” Leary says. “These trees will continue providing food or resources to these farmers for years to come and, at the same time, they’re restoring our environment by bringing back biodiversity, channeling water into the ground, improving soil fertility, and continually storing carbon. in the soil.”

“TREES, through its Forest Garden Approach has added new varieties of trees, vegetables, food and nutrition base to my family,” says Tanzanian farmer Salma Mussa. This program is good and will keep sustaining my family forever.” (Read Salma’s story here.)

TREES will celebrate its 32nd anniversary this year and is expanding into more countries in the coming months. Learn more about their work at trees.org.

KOUNGUEUL - SENEGAL:  Daily life of local farmers owning a forest garden project by Trees for the Future on November 15, 2018 in Koungueul, Senegal. Photo: Xaume Olleros for Trees for the Future

KOUNGUEUL - SENEGAL: Daily life of local farmers owning a forest garden project by Trees for the Future on November 15, 2018 in Koungueul, Senegal. Photo: Xaume Olleros for Trees for the Future

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Trees for the Future is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that is ending poverty and improving the environment by teaching farmers how to grow food more sustainably.