The Haiti Tree Project
Plant trees. Create a future.
The Haiti Tree Project is a non-profit organization that works to reforest rural Haiti by directly funding community-led efforts. We support organized village leadership committees that grow native fruit and hardwood trees.
Our goal is to establish an environmentally sustainable, tree-based agricultural economy in rural Haiti.
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Read on to learn more about our unique projects and how you can help.
Less than 2% of Haiti’s forest remains
In 2011 we visited a small village in the mountains near Cavaillon, Haiti.
We spoke to the elders and asked them what was the greatest problem facing their community.
Create a tree planting culture.
We support the vision of the community:
1.Build a permanent community-owned tree nursery that can grow over 20,000 trees per year and provide income for local development projects.
2. Enable 2,000 local families to grow trees from home where women and children can care for the seedlings.
3. Reforest protected land on the mountains above the springs where over 3,000 families get their drinking water.
How we help
Our approach is unique.
We work directly with the communities to fund seedlings, build nurseries and provide education on reforestation and sustainable agriculture.
We support leadership committees with legal non-profit status that incorporate women into major leadership roles and use volunteers in labor intensive activities.
We require legal contracts that guarantee land protection before we support its reforestation with a variety of native fruit and hardwood trees.
So far, our results have been impressive
We financed the distribution of over 23,000 fruit and hardwood trees to local landowners over the last 4 years.
Random surveys show a 60-90% survival depending on tree species and occurrence of drought.
We have successfully partnered with the local communities and built a strong and lasting relationship with them built on mutual trust and respect.
How you can help
We need your support.
Help us to create a tradition of planting trees that gives the Haitian people ownership of a brighter future.
Be a part of it!
Ulitimately it comes down to money. We need donations to support our efforts.
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