Plant-It 2020 Locations & Projects Info: 2015

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

Alberta and Central British Columbia
Problem: Deforestation due to the Mountain Pine Beetle in Alberta
Benefits: Replacing trees killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle
Species:Various native Pine species
Where: Alberta Mountain, Alberta; Central British Columbia

Toronto
Problem:Deforestation due to the Asian Longhorned Beetle
Benefits:Replacing trees killed by the Asian Longhorned Beetle
Species:Maple, Elm, Birch, Poplar, willow, hackberry, Sycamore and Mountain Ash
Where:Toronto area and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

United States

Plant-It 2020 performs ongoing tree-planting in the states listed below and periodically in many other states. While our US priority is for reforestation in no-logging locations such as riparian zones and wilderness areas; we do occasionally engage in selected tree-planting projects including but not limited to wildfire, beetle and flood restoration; among others in areas operating as multi-use areas of sustainable forest management.

The states below consist of where Plant-It 2020 has ongoing tree-planting programs. For tree-planting in other US states, please contact Plant-It 2020 to discuss funding a project in another location. We periodically plant in many other states but need to ensure both the long-term survivability of each project as well as it’s appropriateness from a forestry expert’s perspective.

CaliforniaReplenishes forests damaged by fire, drought and disease. Many tree-planting locations protect streams and rivers. We plant in various locations throughout the state.

ColoradoReplenishes predominantly forests ravaged by the Pine Bark Beetle, fires and the 2013 flood

FloridaReplenishes forests damaged by hurricane and fire.

GeorgiaReplenishes public lands needing additional hardwood reforestation.

New YorkReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Many areas are along rivers and streams.

OhioReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention.

TennesseeReplenishes public lands needing additional hardwood reforestation.

VermontReforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Many areas are along rivers and streams.

WashingtonReforest public lands that have lost trees to disease and other factors. Many areas are along rivers and streams.

Wisconsin Reforest denuded areas receiving little funding and attention. Some of these areas are along lakes and campgrounds.

Mexico

Problem: Deforestation of about twenty particular mountain-tops endangers the Monarch Butterfly as their over-wintering home is destroyed.
Benefits:Reforesting these mountaintops helps save the Monarch Butterfly from extinction.
Where:Michoacán, Mexico

CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil

Problem:The trees along the Sao Francisco River in Minas Gerais state have been deforested due to coffee, cattle and farming.
Benefits:An increase in biodiversity, soil quality, human income and water quality and quantity. Animal species such as the manned wolf, diving ducks, monkeys and others will be reintegrated.
Type:Reforestation
Where:The banks and surrounding area of Sao Francisco River in Minas Gerais state.

El Salvador

Problem: Deforestation
Benefits: Reforestation, fruit, nutrition and shade
Species: 28 hardwood and fruit tree species
Where: El Porvenir, Santa Ana, El Salvador

France

Problem:Agroforestry had died in France and since 2010 is now beginning a comeback.
Benefits:Reforestation after storms and fire; developing functional biodiversity and wildlife in farming; protecting animals, crops and equipment; controlling water, conserving soils, controlling microclimates, etc.
Type:Agroforestry
Where:SouthEast of Paris and throughout France

Guatemala

Problem:Deforestation, starvation and soil erosion
Benefits: Reforestation, supplies food through fruit and improves topsoil
Species: Fruit trees and other native species
Where: 14 communities near Tiquisate on the South coast.

Haiti

Problem: Massive deforestation has led to starvation and huge topsoil erosion. The former forests also helped protect the island from storms.
Benefits: Reforestation and providing food
Where: 17 communities in the Arcadine coast

Honduras

Problem: Deforestation
Benefits: In the North, fruit trees are being planted. In the central valleys, trees are planted to protect watersheds to provide fresh water. In the south, Moringa trees are planted to provide increased nutrition.
Species: Moringa and many others
Where: La Paz, the Municipality of Taulabe, Yoro, outside of Tegucigalpa and other locations.

Japan

Problem:The 2011 tsunami destroyed numerous trees.
Benefits:19,200 Sakura cherry, fruit and other native trees will reforest the region.
Type:Reforestation
Where:Ishinomaki Region, Tohoku Province

Morocco

Problem:Very bad soil, few farms, massive poverty and a cannabis culture
Benefits:Women planting olive trees reduces poverty while providing an alternative to cannabis farming.
Type:Agroforestry
Where:Chefchaouen, Rif region

Nicaragua

Problem: Deforestation
Benefits: Reforestation
Where: Pacific coastal region

Panama

Problem: Soil erosion, mining and land exploitation lead to major deforestation.
Benefits: Reforestation
Where: Anton in Cocie Province, the Lake Alajuela region and in and around the municipalities of La Pintada and Penonome, Cocie.

Peru

Problem:Heavy deforestation in the 1980’s.
Benefits:An increase in biodiversity, water availability while reducing soil erosion, human poverty and climate change. Degraded and unused lands become new forest.
Type:Reforestation / Agroforestry
Where:San Martin Region, Amazonia

AFRICA

Generally speaking, as locations get closer to the equator, the trees planted do more to absorb carbon in the trees and soil. Each country in Africa has its own challenges for reforestation. One overall goal is to have indigenous people become aware of the benefits of proper reforestation and forest management through experiencing their benefits. Another goal is training the indigenous people to become stewards of the land so that they eventually take over the reforestation and forest management. Without ongoing reforestation of denuded forests throughout Africa, starvation and poverty remain serious problems as people’s food and income are closely tied to the presence, size and health of the indigenous forests.

Cameroon

Problem: Over-logging and forest unavailability not only threatens the forests, birds and primates; but also perpetuates human poverty.
Benefits: Plant trees to increase crop yields, soil quality and fruit production; while reducing erosion. Income generating activities from reforestation include livestock raising, honey and fruit production.
Where: Western Highlands of Cameroon (in the Southwest, Western and Northwest regions) and the Mt. Bamboutos watershed in the Western Province.

Ethiopia

Problem: Severe land degradation due to unsustainable land use practices, increasing population and many other factors.
Benefits: Plant trees to restore degraded lands to productivity, while yielding edible fruits, livestock forage, medicinal plants and construction purposes.
Where: Guraghe Zone, Konso, Dimtu in Oromiya State.

Kenya

Problem: Massive deforestation
Benefits: Replenishing the forests and increasing crop production.
Where: Large projects throughout Central and Western Kenya. Several tree-planting locations are near the protected forests of Mt. Kenya and Kakamega Forest Preserve.

Madagascar

Problem: Mangrove forests are destroyed or degraded and this also creates coastal soil erosion.
Benefits: Repair and replenish mangrove forests. This improves the fishing while creating a natural buffer to storms.
Species: Rhizophora mucronata, Bruguiera Gymnorhiza, and Ceriops tagal
Where: Central West coast between Mahajunga and South to the Mahabana Estuary
Who: The organization on the ground planting the trees in Madagascar is 'The Eden Projects'

Mali

Problem:Increasing desertification, strong soil erosion and the destruction of animal habitats.
Benefits: Reforestation, soil improvement, trees as windbreaks and live fences protect fields.
Species: Boababs, Cashews, Acasia Senegal, Gmelina, Jatropha, Gliricidia, Flamboyant and Leucaena.
Where: Sanankoroba and other locations.

Niger

Problem: Deforestation, desertification, starvation, poverty, malnutrition, lack of fuel.
Benefits: Drought tolerant trees provide food, windbreaks increase crop yields, extra fruits generate income.
Species: A variety of native species.
Where: Near Tanout bordering the Sahara desert.

Senegal

Problem: Massive deforestation, poor agriculture, poverty, bad soil
Benefits: Forest gardens and fruit trees are generating income while increasing crop production and improving the soil.
Species: Jatropha curas and others
Where: Kaffrine region, Kedougou region

Tanzania

Problem: Massive deforestation and desertification
Benefits: Reforestation and wood fuel for cooking
Species: Pine and Eucalyptus
Where: Moshi Rural District, Mufindi District and Njombe District

Uganda

Problem: Deforestation and overgrazing.
Benefits: Reforestation
Where: Throughout Uganda

India

Problem:Intensive tea monoculture has seriously damaged the soil quality
Benefits:Soil enrichment, erosion reduction, beneficial biodiversity, poverty reduction and human diet improvement.
Type:Reforestation / Agroforestry / Fruit Trees
Where:Darjeeling

Nepal

Problem:The country is very heavily deforested
Benefits:Women planting olive trees reduces poverty while providing an alternative to cannabis farming.
Type:Agroforestry
Where:Chefchaouen, Rif region

Philippines

Problem: Sugarcane had supplemented the existing forests
Benefits: Restore forests, improve the soil and water in the soil; decrease poverty, create shade and wind protection; reduce erosion and improve agricultural conditions.
Type: Reforestation
Where: Negros Island

Romania

Problem:Deforested abandoned land has soil erosion and degradation.
Benefits:Restore previous forests and improve the soil. Fruit tree orchards in local schools are also being created.
Type:Reforestation
Where:Transylvania

Spain

Problem:Severe deforestation and desertification in some areas causing periodic droughts, fires and soil erosion.
Benefits:Reforestation including various fruit trees and the preservation of old tree species will reforest areas denuded by fire, increase biodiversity and natural habitats such as for birds. Farms will also be helped.
Type:Reforestation / Agroforestry
Where:Toledo Province

Thailand

Problem:Strong deforestation
Benefits:The planting of fruit, medicinal, aromatic and forest trees will restore former forests and reduce human poverty.
Type:Reforestation
Where:The Chiang Mai, Lampang, and Mae Teng regions in the North; and Esan in the East

UK

Problem:Agroforestry research in the UK has had limited application in investigating a whole farm approach to integrating trees into a working system.
Benefits:Increase productivity, reduce fertalizer use, stabalize and enrich soils; reduce drought and flood risk; provide shade and shelter for livestock; and increase income from fruit and nuts.
Type:Agroforestry
Where:Throughout the UK