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17th of November 2021

One Soccer Game Leads to 10,000+ Trees Planted

When Major League Soccer’s D.C. United hosted the New York Red Bulls at Audi Field, more than 10,000 fans attended. Because the October 27th game was part of Sustainability Night at Audi Field, the action didn’t stop when the game ended. For every fan in attendance, one tree will be planted. ForestPlanet supports reforestation projects […]

12th of November 2021

Let the Planting Begin: 275,000 Trees at the Irente Planting Site in Tanzania

We are delighted to report that ForestPlanet’s partners will plant the first 275,000 trees in the Irente Planting Site over the next few weeks. Our friends—individuals and organizations—have made this possible through their support. The Irente Planting Site is a 2,200-hectare region of the Western Usambara Mountains region of northwest Tanzania. It will take more […]

2nd of October 2021

Encore E-recycle Event at Audi Field in Washington, DC on October 24th, 2021 – *Updated*

Our inaugural Drive-Through Electronics Recycling Event to Plant Trees held in 2020 was a big success. We’re happy to announce an encore to be held in Washington, DC, at Audi Field on October 24th, 2021. Special thanks to D.C. United for hosting this event, and to Audi of America for helping support this initiative as […]

13th of September 2021

Introducing the Irente Planting Site, Future Home to 2+ Million Trees

ForestPlanet will be planting 2+ million desperately needed trees in the coming months, and we’re excited by the challenge. Pictured above is the 2,200-hectare Irente planting site in the Western Usambara Mountain region of Tanzania; the site is about the size of 5,000 football fields. The Irente planting site sits on the edge of the […]

21st of August 2021

ForestPlanet working again with the AUDL: 2021 Championship Weekend, September 10th and 11th – *Updated*

Back in 2019, the American Ultimate Disc League selected ForestPlanet to be part of the 50,000 Tree Planting Challenge during 2019 AUDL Championship Weekend in Los Altos, California.  ForestPlanet is very glad to help make this year’s Championship Weekend a sustainability success story.  The League has pledged to plant five trees for every regular admission […]

12th of August 2021

Transforming a hillside and a community: Satellites help tell the story – *Updated*

We’re excited about using satellite technology to help monitor progress, including improvements to the environment and the community, due to the number of trees that we are helping to plant. Here is a satellite photo from 2017 of a 48-hectare plot of land (or “AOI” – area of interest), outlined in red.  This is the […]

17th of May 2021

Forest Restoration: Reducing the risk of future pandemics

As the world continues to struggle with a global pandemic, many of us are asking, “What’s next?” Once we finally contain the current pandemic, how will we prevent the next one? What can we do now, as a society, to avoid future pandemics? One possible solution may lie hidden in the forest—healthy trees create a […]

5th of May 2021

After Winter’s Chill Has Gone: Can Trees Tell Time? *Updated*

Trees have a lot to teach us, if only we pay attention. Last fall, we moved three seedlings from the windowsill here at ForestPlanet World HQ. We “out-planted” them in a corner of the demonstration orchard at historic Peirce Mill here in Washington, DC. At a depth of about eight inches, the roots of the […]

9th of December 2020

Fruit of the Seas: Up from the Mud

When our partner Eden Reforestation Projects began their work, the mangrove forests in the Mahajanga region of western Madagascar were severely degraded. The lack of a healthy coastal ecosystem caused ocean life in the area to disappear and shorelines to erode; local populations suffered as a result. Through Eden’s reforestation efforts, supported in part by […]

27th of November 2020

Plant Trees, Plant Food Security

Trees provide many benefits as we all know, including channeling rainwater into substrata aquifers before it becomes damaging runoff. To varying degrees, depending on the species, trees sequester carbon and help cool the planet. From the Friends of Usambara Society (FUS), our tree-planting partner in Tanzania, comes the story of how trees are used to […]