2021 was a challenging year due to shifting global priorities around the economy, the environment, and the pandemic. But through it all, One Tree Planted persevered and focused on what we do best: planting trees! We managed to more than double the amount of trees we got in the ground last year, which creates a tangible long-term impact for healthy forests, biodiversity, and local communities.
Our supporters donated over $30,108,777, enough to plant over 23,588,232 trees, with the rest to be planted during the 2022 planting seasons.
Internally, our team grew substantially to accommodate our growth with remarkable expertise. We enhanced our strategy and operations to ensure that we’re using the best technology, restoration methods, and monitoring practices, and we implemented new project criteria for quality and accountability in how your trees are grown, managed, and planted. The challenges ahead are significant, but so are the opportunities!
Planting 23 Million Trees
A Year in Review
Before One Tree Planted has even reached a decade of planting, we've been able to get more than 40,000,000 trees in the ground! This year alone, 23,588,232 trees were planted through 166 projects in 42 countries around the world. But as we often say, reforestation is about so much more than just trees. From supporting over 35,000 farming families to employing/involving over 5,000 women and engaging over 39,000 volunteers, we’re so proud of the lasting social and economic impact that we’ve made, together. As the proverb goes, it takes a village. And we couldn’t have done any of this without our incredible global village of supporters, volunteers, partners and tree ambassadors. You inspire us every day with your unwavering dedication to protecting the environment, one tree at a time.
Our partnership with WRI continues to grow. From TerraMatch to AFR100, we're finding more and innovative ways to restore forests around the world, one tree at a time.
Wells for Zoë
From restoring indigenous forest trees and helping communities plant fruit trees, to installing water wells and pumps and their cutting edge monitoring, Wells For Zoe is an inspiration to work with.
We're proud to work with OSA, who have started a widespread citizen science network to help support the long-term survival of tropical species, generate basic scientific information for 120 species, and more!
Borders Forest Trust
Reviving the Wild Heart of Southern Scotland with Borders Forest Trust, we're repairing centuries of overgrazing, bringing back native woodlands and restoring biodiversity.