About Five Trillion Trees

At little or no reduction to our Global food production but with vast environmental, ecological, climatic, health and sustainability benefits these new forests and woodlands could be created over the coming hundred years or so.
This is a site to promote and discuss this strategy.

4 Responses to About Five Trillion Trees

  1. This is an interesting concept. I look forward to reading the discussions.

  2. HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR YOUR ORG? I WISH TO HELP YOU ATTAIN YOUR GOAL?

    • greencentre says:

      That’s wonderful!
      Things are going fine and there is steady movement in the right direction. At the same time, of course, there is also a large amount of forest clearance going on as well, and so the balance is complicated. Much of the work is, then, long term and seeking to change thinking so as a species we realise we have to manage our lives and our environment for the long term and not just to sustain present day needs.

      In the UK there is a prime example. We stripped out most of our woodlands thousands of years ago and people think our marginal farmland is naturally empty of trees. Of course this is not the case. On our small island we could establish over a billion trees and probably increase agricultural productivity – as well as counter flooding and many other problems.

      Instead of just telling the rest of the world what to do, we should DEMONSTRATE the process. This is one of Five Trillion Trees initial targets but otherwise, its helping to spread these ideas worldwide. I hope to visit China, where their planting program, including desert reclamation, results in their planting more trees annually than the rest of the world combined.

      They are, of course, major polluters, too, but, in this work, they seem to lead the world.

  3. DO YOU HAVE A COUNT OF TREES PLANTED SINCE BEGINNING THIS? DO YOU HAVE PARTNERSHIPS? PRIVATE OR PUBLIC?

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