What We Do Now
Since partnering with Fazenda Sertão in 2021, we have sponsored 1,000 endangered Jussara trees that were purchased from a family nursery in another state, and given to many neighbors in their region. Additionally, they have created reforestation design plans for two neighboring properties that we’ve also supported for their initial 1,000 tree plantings, with another 1,000 coming. This video features the work accomplished on their farm, presented to the 4p1000 Consortium at COP27.
Since partnering with Chapada Verde in 2022, we’ve been able to fund the construction of their nursery that was stocked with trees from another town’s nursery. Now supplies for neighbors needing trees to restore their smallholdings can be locally sourced.
This is our first project partner in Brazil’s Cerrado biome.
We’re now supporting a project in Peten, Guatemala’s northern department known for its Mayan ruins and megadiverse rainforest reserves. The community has a Mayan medicine man knowledgeable in medicinal plants, who is helping us transmit seed and knowledge to the other communities in Peten.
Our Past Results
Every year since 2010 iGiveTrees has given locally grown native species trees to smallholders in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in the biome of Brazil’s Mâta Atlantica. Additionally, we’ve supported well run planting projects in Guatemala, Mexico and India with thousands of trees.
In 2020 iGiveTrees made an introduction to our Financial Pollinator, who was able to link to funding for former planting partners Pretaterra, enabling them to massively scale up their planting operations in Timburi. See the results of the seed funds we provided in the January 2023 Time Magazine Climate Emergency story and on Instagram.
Guatemala – 1,000 Mahogany trees planted in 2020 reached 2 meters after one year in Naranjal Village.
Former planting partners, Instituto Oikos de Agroecologia in the state of Sāo Paulo, were extremely reliable in sending us field reports of the plantings for the first two years after planting. Unfortunately, they are no longer in operation, or we would have happily continued to support them.
This video zooms into one of the many planting sites that received trees from iGiveTrees in 2010. The landowners had fenced off the former pasture to allow the native species of wild plants to return (a practice now known as “rewilding”), and into that fertile ground, planted trees we donated.
9 years later we went back to see the results of the planting, that you can now view on Explorer.land. The forest was nearly impenetrable and the natural springs had returned.