Xenex Forest: A Forest Restoration Initiative
-Tonnes of CO2 Sequestered
Where we plant our trees
As our world continues to face the consequences of climate change, it has become more important than ever to contribute to the conservation and restoration of forest ecosystems.
In our ongoing efforts to foster a more sustainable future, we are launching a forest restoration initiative to plant 5,000 trees annually in Tanzania through veritree.
We are taking you, our customers with us in our journey by pledging one tree for every qualifying order placed. Here’s how this project helps.
Conserving life on land
This project works by creating an agroforestry system wherein a diverse range of trees such as timber, avocado, mango, papaya trees are planted with crops such as cotton. While the farmers choose which trees they want to plant, Trees for the Future makes recommendations to maximize food production, restore soils and strengthen communities against desertification.
Soil quality is impoved, increasing crop yield and restoring native ecosystems for biodiversity to thrive!
Supporting local farmers
The forest restoration project will also create local jobs in Tanzania. By integrating agroforestry farming systems, farmers’ livelihoods are improved as the system enhances agricultural productivity. Each smallholder farmer allocates 1 to 2 acres of land for their ‘forest garden’. Inside the garden, they plant diverse layers of trees/plants to take advantage of different verticals (short, medium, and tall that protect from sun).
This project employs people from the local community to plant trees, maintain the trees, and monitor the health of the trees, providing much-needed income and employment opportunities for people in the area.
We are proud to be taking this proactive step to our conservation journey, and we are happy to take you with us.