Trees for All wants to make a difference worldwide and therefore wants to introduce the 1-2-Tree programme. For a contribution of only € 12.50, the foundation is simultaneously planting a tree in the Netherlands and in another continent. The foundation also guarantees that these forests are maintained and protected for at least 50 years.
In collaboration with Trees for All, the United Packaging Forest initially opted for the following 2 initiatives:
- The Netherlands – Replanting of trees in the Bieslandse forest
- Uganda – Planting of trees in Kibale National Park
Trees for All will work on the restoration of the Bieslandse Forest for the next 3 years. The forest lies between Delft and Zoetermeer and is an important green oasis in the urban area. A large part of the forest has been affected by the ash branch disease, causing many trees to die. These trees are felled to prevent unsafe situations. Trees for All works together with Staatbosbeheer on the sustainable restoration of this forest by planting new trees.
In total, more than 50,000 young trees go into the ground, with local tree species such as alder, oak, linden, willow, hazel and sweet cherry. These trees are not susceptible to the ash branch disease, and can therefore grow into mature forest giants. By planting many different tree species (22 species), extra food is created for animals, such as berries, seeds and nuts.
The Kibale National Park is a nature reserve as large as the province of Utrecht and is located in southwestern Uganda. It offers protection to more than 375 bird species and more than seventy mammals, including endangered chimpanzees. This beautiful nature area is depleting rapidly due to deforestation and soil erosion. So for UPF a logical choice to save this unique area in time from complete destruction.