Nepal

In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, we work in Nepal to plant a variety of fast growing trees such as; Teak, Sisso, Acacia, Kadam, Cherasi, Pine, Bakino, Lapsi, Tejpat, etc.

Projects

In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, we are working in areas all across Nepal to help the 81% of people who are currently living off the land. Nepal has over 27 endangered species of animals who also rely on this forest.

Total Trees Planted

Why Nepal?

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. About one-quarter of its population survives on less than $2 per day. However, the majority of the income is NOT in the form of a cash wage. Instead, their earnings equate to the approximate value earned from agricultural production. To compound matters, the World Factbook reports that 46% of the adult population of Nepal is unemployed.

Deforestation is also a huge issue in Nepal, with radical deforestation being the direct result of desperate people simply trying to survive. In their desperation, they cut down trees for fuel wood, construction lumber, and to form subsistence farms. However, the destruction of their natural environment only multiplies the poverty issue as water tables (underground water) decline, soil erodes, and erosion and flooding occur at alarming rates. That’s the bad news.

The good news is Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) and tentree have partnered together in Nepal in an effort to alleviate extreme poverty through environmental stewardship through our "employ to plant" initiative. The wage our village employees will receive will empower them to care for their families, even as they continue to work their small plot farms. Our village employees have a very specific job to do – reforest their nation.

By purchasing a tentree product you are supporting this "employ to plant" strategy. The results of this method include entire villages being lifted out of extreme poverty and children being sent to school as well as water tables rising, water purity improving, agricultural production increasing, and wildlife habitat being restored as we replant and protect healthy forest systems.

The Impact

Educate Locals

Through education and hands on experience our planters are taught how to gather seeds, create nurseries, properly plant the trees, and then to sustainably harvest a small percentage of the trees along with fruit, nuts, and fodder as needed.

Provide Employment

We help to provide much needed employment to people who would otherwise live off less than $2 per day.

Empower Women

We employ local women, enabling them to support their families with a steady income.

Provide Food and Health Security

A portion of the trees being planted are fruit and nut trees that add to the overall health of the ecosystem and provide dietary staples and a source of income for the villagers.

The Trees

In partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, we work in Nepal to plant a variety of fast growing trees such as; Teak, Sisso, Acacia, Kadam, Cherasi, Pine, Bakino, Lapsi, Tejpat, etc.

Acacia Nilotika

This tree restores soil quality and protects land areas with its spiky branches.

Planting Process

1

Prepare Seedlings

First locals go out and collect seeds from native species that the village elders chose as the trees for reforestation. They then take those seeds and build a community nu

2

Transport to Site

Once a site has been chosen for planting, locals go and remove debris to prepare the site for planting. This often takes weeks, even months before planting. Once the site is ready, the seedlings are prepared and bagged to take to the site.

3

Planting

At the site, the community splits up into groups. Each group takes a set number of trees. Those groups then go and cover different areas of the reforestation site. They often split up the job of digging and planting to maximize their time in the field.

Other Types of Trees Planted

Teak

A large tree that grows high quality wood used in housing and furniture.

Dalbergia Sissoo

This is great fuelwood for locals and is also used for teeth brushing.

Ceiba Pentandra

The fruit is edible for people and the leaves can be fed to cattle.

Our Partner

Meet Your Planting Team

Rachhya Kayastha

National Director for Nepal

Rachhya Kayastha

National Director for Nepal