The Green Takeover
Plant a tree and build a forest with Tea Tree. We proudly support Reforest'Action, an environmental organization that plants trees worldwide in the areas where they're needed most. Tea Tree's Rooted in Green project has made a commitment to:
- Plant 750,000 trees by the end of 2019
- Conserve the Rainforest and California forests to provide environmental protection
- Help slow climate change by sequestering 100,000 tons of CO2 during the tree’s lifetime
- Improve community health and air quality to create a healthier life for locals
- Support local economies by increasing revenues by using what the trees produce such as the Maya nut and Cocoa nut
- Create fertile land to increase soil protection, which improves plant lifespan
- Teach children about the roles trees and forests play in their daily lives.
TREES WHERE THEY'RE NEEDED MOST
Tropical forests take up only 6% of the world’s surface area, yet contain one-half to three-quarters of plant and animal species. That's something worth preserving!
We are planting trees in two tropical forest areas:
- Peru, mainly in San Martin Province, located in the upper part of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Home to many plant and animal species, this region is being rapidly deforested due to logging, mining, agriculture and an influx of settlers
- Haiti, where deforestation is a severe environmental problem. Due to deforestation, an estimated 15,000 acres of topsoil is washed away damaging dams, irrigation systems, roads and coastal marine ecosystems.
HEALING THE EARTH, HELPING PEOPLE
Reforest’Action has chosen to use the Maya nut tree for the Peru reforestation project. The trees will be planted by local ingenious communities who will eventually harvest, market and eat the nuts. Once trees have matured approx. 2.5 acres can provide $15,000 of revenue per year plus the CO2 sequestration will help tackle climate change.
In Haiti, Reforest’Action is committed to planting Cocoa nut trees because the beans are bought by the farmers at a certified fair price and exported to high quality chocolate producers generating additional revenues. This will help parents better feed their children and contribute to pay scholarship fees and educational materials. Plus, the CO2 sequestration will help tackle climate change.
About the Maya Nut Tree
- Mature Maya nut (Brosimum aicastrum) trees can grow up to 40m tall and more than 2m in diameter
- The fruit, leaves, flowers and buds are the favored food of 85% of tropical birds and mammals, such as the howler monkey
- They are considered a keystone species for protection of biodiversity in the tropics
About the Cacao Nut
- Cocoa trees will help restore the southern Haiti forest dramatically damaged by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016
- They reduce the risk of landslides and rivers drying up and also contribute to preserve local biodiversity