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Rooted in Green

Continuing our partnership with Reforest'Action, Tea Tree has made a commitment to plant 750,000 trees by the end of 2019 with the goal to:

  • Sequester over 100,000 tons of C02 over 30 years
  • Support rainforest conservation and reforestation projects in Peru, Haiti and California
  • Benefit local communities through better health and nutrition, as well as additional revenue
  • Protect soil from depletion and erosion caused by deforestation
  • Educate children on the importance of trees and the environment
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1M+ habitats for animals created

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100K+ tons of CO2 offset

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250K+ people breathing the oxygen created

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750K+ hours of work created

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Fighting Climate Change with Trees

Deforestation is the cause of approximately 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. Over the course of their lifespans, the trees we plant will remove 28,333 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Trees Where They're Needed Most

We are planting trees in these three areas:

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California

Angeles National Forest

During the summer of 2016, the Sand Fire burned across more than 41,000 acres of this forest, severely deforesting 2,700 acres of prime big cone Douglas fir forest.

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Peru

San Martin Province

Home to many plant and animal species, this region is being rapidly deforested due to logging, mining, agriculture and an influx of settlers.

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Haiti

Due to deforestation, an estimated 15,000 acres of topsoil is washed away damaging dams, irrigation systems, roads and coastal marine ecosystems.

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Healing the Earth, Helping People

Reforest'Action has chosen to use the Maya nut tree for the Peru reforestation project. The trees will be planted by local indigenous communities who will eventually harvest, market and eat the nuts. Once trees have matured, approximately 2.5 acres can provide $15,000 of revenue per year—plus the CO2 sequestration will help tackle climate change.

In Haiti, Reforest'Action is committed to planting Cocoa nut trees. The beans are bought by the farmers at a certified fair price and exported to high quality chocolate producers, which generates additional revenues. This will help families be better fed, and contributes to pay for scholarship fees and educational materials. Additionally, the CO2 sequestration will help tackle climate change.

Reforest'Action and the U.S. Forest Service will plant 10,000 big cone Douglas fir and Coulter pine trees in the Angeles National Forest. In addition to benefiting wildlife habitat, this project will help stabilize forest soils and improve water quality for the streams that supply the city of Los Angeles with water.

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About the Maya Nut Tree

  • Mature Maya nut (Brosimum aicastrum) trees can grow up to 40m tall and more than 2m in diameter
  • The fruit, leaves, flowers and buds are the favored food of 85% of tropical birds and mammals, such as the howler monkey
  • They are considered a keystone species for protection of biodiversity in the tropics
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About the Cacao Nut

  • Cocoa trees will help restore the southern Haiti forest dramatically damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016
  • They reduce the risk of landslides and rivers drying up and also contribute to preserve local biodiversity