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21st of October 2019

Trees and their Cycles: Water and Carbon

  If overworked farmland gets dried and caked, effectively reverting to inert dirt, heavy rainwater can compound the problem. The water either runs off, causing flooding and havoc downstream, or pools on top of the field and destroys the crops. And with it a whole season’s, or year’s, worth of income for local community is […]


17th of August 2019

Mangrove importance: Big picture, human picture

This terrific profile of Brazilian fisherman Jose da Cruz by Reuters’ Nacho Doce (credit: all photos below) vividly illustrates why mangroves are so important to fighting the climate crisis and sustaining local communities.  To the first point, please check out our previous article: “Blue Carbon..It’s all in the Mud.” According to Doce’s article, one acre of […]


31st of July 2019

Updated! ForestPlanet chosen by the AUDL for Champions Weekend 2019

The American Ultimate Disc League, in partnership with Arista Networks, selected ForestPlanet to be part of the 50,000 Tree Planting Challenge, which occured during AUDL Championship Weekend 8 on August 10-11, 2019 in Los Altos, CA.  We’re very glad to have been chosen as the tree planting partner for this exciting event, and applaud the AUDL for taking a […]


14th of July 2019

It’s Official: The Economics and Science of Tree Planting

It’s always good when new reports are released that support one’s mission.  That’s why we’re excited to share a new study that concludes that “reforestation is the most effective solution at our disposal to mitigate climate change.”   The study, which appears in the July issue of Science, found that the Earth can support another 0.9 […]


17th of June 2019

Tree Growing Educational Program is Launched with Payne Elementary School

  We recently had a great time with the young and eager students of Payne Elementary School in Washington DC.  With the help of school staff we developed a lesson plan discussing specific benefits of trees, while also touching on a number of broader issues listed below.  Over the course of one week all of […]


28th of May 2019

In the underdeveloped world, or in overdeveloped cities, more trees are needed

  When it comes to trees, there’s just no end to the amazing things these greenhouse gas-eaters an do. Among their many benefits, trees and green spaces help reduce urban air pollution and lower temperatures in sweltering cities, as a recent article from the United Nations Environment Programme explains. Because people don’t have to crank up […]


21st of April 2019

Peirce Mill Update #5: Spring soil springs into action

Our previous post documenting the soil generation activities at Peirce Mill was from October 2018, and can be found here. After a good hard winter here in Washington, DC it was good to see that the winter cover crops did their job.  We recently joined almost 20 volunteers for an afternoon spent helping to clear […]


9th of February 2019

Encore screening of ‘Normal is Over’, April 3rd, Washington, DC

ForestPlanet is proud to present an encore screening of an award winning film by Renee Scheltema – Normal is Over. This film chronicles the way humans have inadvertently imperiled our planet: species extinction, climate change, the depletion of critical natural resources, and industrial control of our food production. This unique documentary examines how our economic and financial […]


17th of October 2018

Peirce Mill Update #4: Growing trees, growing soil

Our previous post documenting the soil generation activities at Peirce Mill was from April 2018, and can be found here. It was a brutal summer of 2018 weather-wise here in DC, due to copious rain followed by long dry spells followed by torrential rains followed by horrible heat waves.  In short, exactly what the climate […]


26th of June 2018

Summer partnership with Jetties and DoorDash in DC

ForestPlanet is glad to be partnering with DC-area Jetties sandwich shops for the month of July.  Jetties will plant one tree with ForestPlanet for each ‘Summer House‘ sandwich sold, either in any of their six area locations or via their exclusive delivery partner DoorDash. The Summer House is made from heirloom tomatoes, sliced avocado, sprouts, […]