Trees mean a happy environment, healthy people and a strong economy

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Why trees?

They're nature's high-impact home remedy. These are just a few of the benefits.

Cool climate

Trees absorb CO2, which is one of the main drivers of climate change. Larger forests can even create clouds, which then reflect the sunlight and cool our planet.

Biodiversity

Forests are the most diverse systems on land with millions of species out of which many have not even been discovered and analyzed yet.

Soil protection

Trees protect the soil from erosion and they create productive and fertile land. If you cut down trees, you will very soon end up with a desert.

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Clean air

Trees create oxygen, which we need to breath. They also clean the air by absorbing pollutant gases and filtering out particulates.

Happy people

Forest provide us with healthy food and lots of other products, which can be sustainably harvested. Worldwide the livelihood of 1.6 billion people depends on forests.

Water security

Forests regulate the watercycles and prevent floods. They create moisturous microclimates and increase groundwater levels. They act like a “sponge” and therefore prevent droughts.

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    Cool climate

    Trees absorb CO2, which is one of the main drivers of climate change. Larger forests can even create clouds, which then reflect the sunlight and cool our planet.

  • why_trees_icon_3
    Biodiversity

    Forests are the most diverse systems on land with millions of species out of which many have not even been discovered and analyzed yet.

  • why_trees_icon_2
    Soil protection

    Trees protect the soil from erosion and they create productive and fertile land. If you cut down trees, you will very soon end up with a desert.

  • why_trees_icon_4
    Clean air

    Trees create oxygen, which we need to breath. They also clean the air by absorbing pollutant gases and filtering out particulates.

  • why_trees_icon_5
    Happy people

    Forest provide us with healthy food and lots of other products, which can be sustainably harvested. Worldwide the livelihood of 1.6 billion people depends on forests.

  • why_trees_icon_1
    Water security

    Forests regulate the watercycles and prevent floods. They create moisturous microclimates and increase groundwater levels. They act like a “sponge” and therefore prevent droughts.

We’re planting all around the world

Each of the tree planting projects that we finance has a unique approach and is helping to reforest the world in a very special way.

Read the latest news from all of our projects.

Project updates

Frequently asked questions about our projects

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Why did you decide to plant trees instead of supporting other causes?

By planting a tree, you can fight climate change, restart water cycles, turn deserts back into fertile forests and provide nutrition, employment, education, medical assistance and political as well as economic stability. Mind-boggling, isn’t it?

Why do you support multiple projects at a time and how do you distribute the funds between them?

Our aim at Ecosia is to explore different approaches, combine their beneficial impact and become the world’s leading tree planting experts. With a growing user-base and years of experience, we now finally have the resources to support and monitor a carefully selected number of planting programs.

Can I choose which project I’d like to support with my trees?

We want our trees to have the biggest positive impact. This is why we do a lot of research and evaluate our planting partners’ needs so we can distribute our funds as efficiently as possible. You can just lean back and enjoy using your favorite tree planting search engine, knowing we will plant your trees in the most beneficial way!

Can I submit a tree-planting project I think you should support?

Although we scanned the whole reforestation landscape for the best tree planting programs, we maybe haven’t yet come across this stellar project you may know about. We appreciate your help and look forward to a hint at treeplanting@ecosia.org.