Tree Planting Initiatives and Projects

Trillion Trees Campaign (From Plant for the Planet)

The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign

  • The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees campaign is a major forest restoration effort with a goal of planting a billion trees across the planet. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh drinking water, help curb climate change, and create homes for thousands of species of plants and animals.  Planting a Billion Trees can help save the Earth from deforestation.” 


  • AFR100 (the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative) is a country-led effort to bring 100 million hectares of land in Africa into restoration by 2030.”

The Bonn Challenge

  • “The Bonn Challenge is a global goal to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested landscapes into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030.”

Saudi Arabia aims for 50% renewable energy by 2030, backs huge tree planting initiative

  • “Saudi Arabia will generate 50% of its energy from renewables by 2030 and plant 10 billion trees in coming decades, its crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced.”
  • “Experts told Climate Home News that while Saudi Arabia’s tree-planting ambition was welcome, it isn’t clear how they plan to plant 10 billion trees in the third-driest country on earth.
  • “Alam suggested that the Arab peninsula’s iconic ghaf trees would be a good choice, as they live a long time, don’t use much water and support biodiversity.”

List of Active Projects (From TreeNation)

The One Acre Fund

  • Description from their website: “One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow more food and earn more money. Instead of giving handouts, we invest in farmers to generate a gain in farm income.”