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Read our incredible success stories. How planting trees can change your live.

To benefit the inhabitants and all beings

To benefit the inhabitants and all beings

On the 1st of September 2021, the Associazione Sangha Onlus, together with the Global Tree Initiative founder, Tenzin Ösel Hita, planted forty-four seed clay balls just outside of Pomaia, Italy on the site of an old quarry. These balls were planted with the intention...

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Planting and educating for a better world

Planting and educating for a better world

Agriwezesha, an NGO based in Morogoro, Tanzania, has joined our Global Tree Initiative-Planting Family! "Agriwezesha" is a combination of English and Swahili. It means "Support Agriculture". It was founded by five people who had the wish to raise the income of farmers...

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Celebrating Independence Day by Preserving Nature!

Celebrating Independence Day by Preserving Nature!

On August 17, the Taman Daun community, from the island of Lembata, East Nusa Tenggara, celebrated 76 years of Indonesian Independence. The coordinator of the community, John Batafor, took the initiative to start planting trees. As a celebration of Independence Day,...

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‘Honey-like nectar’ from the Bodhi trees

‘Honey-like nectar’ from the Bodhi trees

Meet Diep Nguyen, our tree-planting friend from Hanoi, Vietnam. She has been planting trees since 2019. Diep shares her inspiring story of how she finds the small Bodhitrees, nurtures them, and offers them: "First, I collect them from the park near my house, where...

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“Save Trees, Save Life”

“Save Trees, Save Life”

Meet Mukesh Chaudhari from the village of Jamuni, in Gujurat, India. Mukesh started the “Go Green” initiative with the intention of making the Earth Green! His slogan: Save Trees, Save Life! ...and this is exactly what he is doing! Mukesh started planting trees in his...

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Two Sisters, Two Continents, and the Global Tree Initiative

Two Sisters, Two Continents, and the Global Tree Initiative

This is the story of two sisters on two separate continents. Each contributed to the Global Tree Initiative in their special way. In Austria, Andrea Husnik, a former teacher, and environmental consultant planted three individual trees in her garden. Excited about the...

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Starting Small

Starting Small

In the fishing and surfing town of Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, Francois Fick donated a Bottlebrush tree to his son's kindergarten, Smiley Kids. This opened the opportunity to educate the toddlers. They were taught about the importance of trees, nature, and how we...

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Planting for an inner and outer transformation

Planting for an inner and outer transformation

Ani Tenzin Lhamo relocated to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, last December, 2020. At her new home, the garden was neglected and mistreated. So, she took the initiative to plant 11 trees in her new garden, as part of a restoration process. There was also a very specific...

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The Tree of Hope

The Tree of Hope

In Agios Onoufrios, Greece, Sara Hutton-Anetopoulos and three young students, Sotiris, Andreas and Apostolos planted a tree together! The tree is a Tree of Hope. It is a gift to the planet from the three students, who have named their tree Kouchie. Sara shares the...

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Dedicating a green space to others

Dedicating a green space to others

On the 4th of June 2021, a community of happy Italians took the initiative to plant trees in Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, the largest cultural area inside the city of Palermo, Italy! Together, Circolo Arci Tavola Tonda planted 130 lemon and olive trees. They...

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20,000 Trees planted in Kenya!

20,000 Trees planted in Kenya!

Welcome and thank you to our new friends at Good Samaritan Support Action! Good Samaritan Support Action (GOSSA) is a community based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, established in 2016. Their multifold mission includes providing education for the poor and assisting...

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Wedding anniversary tree planting

Wedding anniversary tree planting

Hans Timpner is the Aruba Regional Coordinator and the Maha Space Ecovillage Coordinator. He is a faithful GTI tree planter. Hans and his wife Rita celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on the 16th of May. They marked the special occasion by planting a tree...

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