The Great Reforestation Thread- 1 trillion trees

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The Great Reforestation Thread- 1 trillion trees

Post by Polar Bear » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 pm

This is the thread to discuss and post resources for reforestation, including urban planting of trees.

I’ll start off by saying that I like trees, even if we weren’t in the middle of a human caused mass extinction event and the climate was stable, I figure the more trees the merrier.

Massive restoration of world’s forests would cancel out a decade of CO2 emissions, analysis suggests
https://www.trilliontrees.org/ - Launched in 2017, Trillion Trees is a new initiative to help end deforestation and restore tree cover around the world. Three major international conservation organisations – the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the World Wide Fund for Nature - UK (WWF-UK) and BirdLife International (BLI) – have formed a collaborative partnership to reach this goal with support from Restore UK, an environmentally-focused charitable foundation.

Our vision is that, by mid-century, one trillion trees have been restored, saved from loss, and better protected around the world through collective action by all sectors of society. In other words, deforestation will have ended, significant numbers of trees will have returned to areas where they were lost, and large areas of existing trees will be better protected. Trees in forests, woodlots or on farms bring multiple social, economic and environmental benefits.
For Americans: https://www.nationalforests.org/

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:28 am

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The more trees, the better!

This group - https://carbonfund.org/forestry/ - seems to be doing good things internationally.

Where I am, most of the positive projects seem to be done through local council initiatives - re-vegetating river banks, etc - and a group called "Landcare" https://landcareaustralia.org.au a government-supported grassroots organisation bringing together farmers, councils and state and federal government departments. Do you have similar organisations?

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Post by Polar Bear » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:38 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:28 am
Do you have similar organisations?
I’m actually just starting to look into this locally. Previously I’ve just donated money to international charities.

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Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:59 pm

Cambodian monks planting trees:


The Gyalwang Drukpa holds the Guiness Book world record for most trees planted in one day. Here he talks about the importance of reforestation.


The Trillion Tree Campaign by Plant for the Planet:
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Post by Kim O'Hara » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 pm

Polar Bear wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:09 pm
This is the thread to discuss and post resources for reforestation, including urban planting of trees.

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For Americans: https://www.nationalforests.org/

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The flip side to reforestation, of course, is stopping deforestation.

One of the major projects on this side is the campaign against palm oil, since so much intact forest is cleared for palm oil plantations - destroying all its wildlife in the process. The orang-utan, of course is the poster-child of the campaign.
See https://www.ran.org/issue/palm_oil/ and https://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/act ... alm-us-off for campaigns.

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Post by denise » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:57 pm

Hello Kim....is palm oil a less costly oil than other types?....also just wondering how this oil affects our health in small amounts....please just an occasional cookie.... :)....

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