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5 Highlights of Our Reforestation Around the World

Planting trees where it is needed most has a host of benefits – from capturing CO2 to revitalizing important ecosystems to supporting local communities. Land Life Company applies technology to every step of the planting process to increase the scale, efficiency and transparency of reforestation. Here are 5 highlights from some of our large-scale projects:

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Restoring degraded land in Australia  

We are planting trees in Morrl Morrl, Australia on land that has been degraded from decades of overgrazing and deforestation. The project will extend the beautiful and mature Grey-box forest of the Morrl Morrl Nature Conservation Reserve, as well as mitigate major threats to the region’s environment, such as erosion, invasive species and loss of habitat. The country has some of the world’s most fragile soils. Planting here will bring nutrients back to the degraded land, as well as prevent soil erosion. Morrl Morrl is also a crucial stepping stone in the linkage between the two of Australia’s significant National Parks. 

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Raising environmental awareness in Zambia

In Zambia, we are restoring degraded community and mining land and creating opportunities for Zambia’s next generation at the same time. Our Cocoon plantings are part of of UNICEF’s national ‘Grow Zambia’ program for youth engagement. We took part in an interactive education program about the dangers of deforestation, the opportunities for land restoration and the benefits of sustainable planting technologies such as our Cocoon. Through the UNICEF Unite4Climate program, the young people that attended this program will bring their learnings to classrooms across the country, teaching other students about the power of trees and sustainability.



 

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Planting trees, preserving heritage and enabling education in California 

We are also planting a variety of native trees in California at Wind Wolves, which is the largest West Coast nonprofit preserve. It covers 93,000 acres and receives 60,000 visitors annually, including many school children who come to participate in the preserve’s Outdoor Discovery Program. The area is home to several endangered species like the California condor, making it a vital place to plant for recovering wildlife habitat. This Preserve is also important for Native American heritage, with sacred sites from the Chumash Tribe. By restoring this land through reforestation, we are helping reverse two centuries of degradation. 

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Protecting a special butterfly and important ecosystems 

We are helping to restore the land within the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico through reforestation and community engagement. Each year, the Reserve hosts 70 percent of the monarch population at once, making it a vital location for the iconic butterfly’s survival. Due to past illegal logging and wildfires, the area requires extensive restoration. In addition to strengthening the critical and delicate ecosystems, planting trees here also helps local residents. By working directly with the surrounding communities, we are able to contribute to their economy and also ensure the protection of the plantings. It also benefits residents in terms of clean water, as the Reserve feeds 23 springs, 8 dams and numerous bodies of water, playing a crucial role in supplying water to millions of people in Mexico City, Toluca and other cities. In addition to the ecological significance, the area’s exceptional aesthetic importance led to its declaration as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

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Capturing CO2 

By planting healthy, diverse and resilient forests around the world, we are capturing CO2 from the atmosphere, and helping combat climate change in an effective way. We specifically assess species based on their resilience and use algorithms to predict future climate scenarios the trees will face, giving them a better chance of survival. All of the above plantings will create carbon sinks and capture tons of CO2! 

Learn more about our projects.