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By planting pioneer species, conservationists can secure the planting site and shield the more vulnerable species from harsh external environments. The Guardian bundle is designed to achieve this by accelerating the speed of canopy closure and site recapture, which secures a more hospitable environment for a biodiverse ecosystem to flourish.
Many planting sites are exposed to adverse weather conditions such as strong winds and heavy rains. These conditions threaten the survival of the newly planted forest and reduce the number of trees that make it to adulthood, which is when the benefits of reforestation truly begin. To successfully reforest a planting site, conservationists need to think strategically and aim to maximise the survival rate of the forest.
Pioneer species are extremely effective in achieving this goal for a number of reasons. Firstly, their high canopies block sunlight from reaching the ground below, which suppresses herbaceous weeds and reduces the competition for natural resources. By acting as the roof and walls of the forest, pioneer species help shield the planting site from the forces of nature, which in turn allows climax species to thrive, minimising the number of growth cycles and time required for natural forest succession.
Reforestation is a science and an art!

Restore Forests in Southeast Asia


Every tree we plant will impact the surrounding ecosystem, and must be selected with great care. We work with our planting partners to ensure each species we plant will only provide benefits to the surrounding ecosystem.

In Latin America, we plant a range of tree species based on the intended impact of the project. In the High Andes, we plant polylepis trees, protecting water for millions of people. The trees and roots absorb glacial meltwater, slowing the water’s release into watersheds downstream.

Some of our Latin America projects, such as in Honduras, utilize hardwood tree species. Hardwood trees are carbon storage powerhouses. While hardwood trees tend to take longer to grow, their environmental impact is worth the wait.


Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and provide key ingredients for 25% of all medicines. Have you ever taken an Aspirin? It comes from the bark of a tree! At One Tree Planted, we focus on the 6 Pillars of Reforestation. These pillars are the foundation of why planting trees is such a significant action to take.


One Tree Planted has planted trees in six global regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and The Pacific. Every reforestation project has a unique impact on forests, communities, biodiversity, and the environment.Check out the incredible impact some of our past projects have made!