We aim to plant at least a 100.000 trees a year with the community and for the community. We have a hardworking and dedicated team of workers/volunteers. And do this in coordination with local farmers, the council, other initiatives like Treesponsibility and the community. We want to plant trees for future generations and educate a little about the benefits of trees and biodiversity.
Trees absorb/store co2 and other pollutants through their leaves. Their roots filter and clean water. Making them a perfect way to fight climate change and stop water contamination. Researchers estimate that we need to plant about 3 billion trees to stop climate change. That is a lot and we have a long way to go, but so far this looks like the cheapest and most achievable solution. The big advantage to other solutions is that trees have many other positive effects on our planet as well.
There is a massive decline in biodiversity and extinction rates are accelerating. Planting trees does not only solve our co2 problem but can also help restore biodiversity. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered. Let’s plant some trees and give nature back some of its space.
Climate change makes the weather more extreme and unpredictable. We are experiencing a warmer climate with long periods of drouth. When it rains it often comes down all at once. This makes it hard for the ground to absorb it. Roots act like a natural sponge absorbing water and strengthening the ground. Planting willows and other trees on river beds can slow down water and stop land erosion, functioning as a natural dam.