Since 2010, Reforest’Action acts to restore forests in France and throughout the world. Our objective is simple: to develop on the long-term the entirety of forest ecosystemic services. As shown in our report “Our Future is called Forest”, we exploit natural mechanisms and the forest diversity as allies in order to preserve the current well-being and the future of forests and their benefits for human societies.
Our reforestation project aims at restoring degraded ecosystems, developing deprived populations’ revenues, and raising awareness for forest biodiversity.
HOW DOES OUR PROJECT SELECTION UNFOLD?
In France and abroad, our design brief relies on fundamental principles that allow us to develop ecosystemic services on the long-term.
In order to be eligible, every submitted project must comply with different requirements, and in particular, the diversity of species of tree planted.
The priority is the restoration of endangered ecosystems due to biotic or abiotic hazards or due to anthropogenic deforestation.
Reforest’Action finances selected projects between 50% and 150% of the seedling’s price.
The level of funding depends on a variety of factors: the project’s size, its impact on biodiversity, CO2 storage, and other socio-economic features.
The funds brought by Reforest’Action to project leaders are collected from firms and individuals that want to act for the environment.
WHAT KINDS OF PLANTATION PROJECTS DO WE SUPPORT?
IN FOREST ENVIRONMENTS
By planting varied tree species adapted to a particular ecosystem, Reforest’Action nurtures and replenishes multifunctional forests.
Our plantation projects in forest environments aim at reforesting parcels impaired by natural hazards, to tackle deforestation, to favor forest biodiversity. They also sustain the ecological transition through the reasoned production of biomass and adapt forests to climate change.
IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
Reforest’Action contributes to the development of greener cities, more sustainable and aiming at planting urban trees through the Miyawaki method.
Ideally placed, urban trees can reduce by 20 to 50% fine particles concentration, emitted by buildings’ heat and car use. Through the production of humidity and shady areas, they ca, also play the part of natural air conditioners, and cool down cities’ temperature by 2 to 8 degrees Celsius.
IN AGRICULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Reforest’Action develops agroforestry in France and abroad. This method allows to diversify the agricultural production and improve the social, economic and environmental conditions of local populations through the creation of sectors related to the production of wood and non-wood goods (fruits, nuts, oil, etc.).
In France, Reforest’Action contributes to reforesting agricultural wastelands that are not exploited and to the creation of biologic corridors and bocages through the plantation of shrubs and hedges providing pollen.
HOW ARE OUR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED ON THE FIELD?
THE PREPARATION OF THE SEEDLINGS
On our plantation projects in France, the seeds we use to produce the young seedlings come from seeds orchards. The seeds are sowed in tree nurseries or on breeding grounds.
Abroad, seeds are generally harvested directly on the field before being tilled in nurseries.
THE PLANTATION OF TREES
When young seedlings have developed enough (generally between 1 to 4 years after being dug out), they are replicated within our technical partners’ plantation parcels.
Abroad, local populations participate actively to the plantation aside NGOs, firms or local association that oversee the project on the ground.
In France and abroad, planted trees are monitored through time by forest experts and agronomic technicians in order to guarantee that they grow in the best conditions possible.
Project leaders commit to furnishing Reforest’Action, pictures of the parcel during 5 years and to preserve a forested state for a minimum of 20 years.
HOW DO WE MEASURE THE BENEFITS OF OUR PROJECTS?
Forests provide us for free and daily numerous services necessary for our personal and collective development as well as natural balances. These ecosystemic services stem from particularly complex and rich mechanisms of forest ecosystems that we measure on the long-term through indicators developed with the help with our experts’ network:
through the production of wood and fruits, and the creation of jobs.
through the increase CO2 storage and the biodiversity strengthening.
through the improvement of air quality and the well-being of the individuals living near the planted forest.