The trees are funded by our support circle and planted through worldwide TreeSisters -organization and Samay that operates in Bolivia. Following is an exerpt of TreeSisters’ tree strategy:
”What is our geographic focus?
Our core focus is the tropical forest belt, located largely between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
- We focus primarily on regions where urgent forest restoration or conservation can reduce or help prevent further damage to the last frontiers of our remaining Intact Forests Landscapes. These remaining ancient forests are invaluable sanctuaries, with an amazing complexity of Life (biodiversity and ecological processes)
- We work to restore degraded forests with a broader goal in mind, such as creating corridors connecting protected areas and/or intact forests landscapes.
- We consider afforestation (tree planting in areas that have never been forested) where serious soil and land degradation compounded by water scarcity severely impact life and threaten nearby ecosystems. Planting where survival rates are high, where it increases resilience to climate change and brings significant ecological and social benefit (without negative impacts) can be both possible and desirable.
- We look for countries that are the lowest performers on IUCN’s gender and environment index (meaning the worst treatment of women)” (treesisters.org)
Advice from a tree
If in doubt, share.
All that you have
And all that you need
Are right there,
If you stand,
Sink your roots,
~Clare Dubois, founder of TreeSisters
A lot more information on the tropical reforestation and empowering women and feminine: TreeSisters.org