Tree Planting

Tree Planting

A Ghanaian proverb says “Ahaban y3 nkwa” which translates, “Vegetation is Life”. Ghana is known for its diverse animal life, Ghana has lost more than 30% of its forests – approximately 2.5 million hectares. With a remarkable 80% of Ghanaians depending on forests for their livelihoods, deforestation has an adverse impact on communities. To reverse this trend, AgriWoman is focused on improving land management, planting trees, and protecting forests. Help Ghanaians understand the importance of sustainable forestry for the long-term health of the economy and natural resources.

Trees improve soil health by protecting it from wind and rain, absorbing water, and building stability with their root structures. Planting trees in Ghana will help create young, resilient forests that can absorb carbon, clean the water and air, and recover from fire, drought, and flooding. Want your business to make a bigger impact? We want 200 companies to pledge and plant 5,000 trees each before the end of 2021.The first 100 companies to plant 5,000 trees or more will be Ghana club 100 listed organizations. Agenda 1 Million trees is set to take off.

We work with businesses that want to make an impact and help increase their corporate social responsibility initiatives.
You can adopt a community, district, constituency or region and plant trees for your company. Individuals, schools, churches, researchers and academia are all welcome to sign up and help heal the earth.

Why More Trees?

Air

Trees are like the vacuums of our planet. Through their leaves and bark, they absorb harmful pollutants and release clean oxygen for us to breathe. In urban environments, trees absorb pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ozone, and carbon monoxide, and sweep up particles like dust and smoke. 

Water

Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. Their intricate root systems act like filters; removing pollutants and slowing down the water’s absorption into the ground. This process prevents harmful waterside erosion and reduces the risk of flooding.

Social Impact

From loggers to researchers, the job opportunities provided by the forestry industry are endless. We don’t just rely on trees for work; sustainable tree farming provides timber to build homes and shelter, and wood to burn for cooking and heating. Food-producing trees provide fruit, nuts, berries, and leaves for consumption by both humans and animals, and guarantee health and nutrition. 

Climate

Trees help cool the planet by sucking in and storing harmful greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide, into their trunks, branches, and leaves, and releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere. In cities, trees can reduce overall temperature by up to eight degrees Celsius and absorb air pollutants making the earth a healthier place to live.

” The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is now! ” 

~Chinese Proverb~

Sign up below today as an individual volunteer, a group, club, institution or a business to be a part of our tree planting project.

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