The Laudato Tree Project is Ireland’s contribution to the Great Green Wall – an incredible global initiative to plant 8,000km of trees, spanning 13 countries, right across Africa and to establish a mosaic of greened areas in the Sahel region south of the Sahara.
While the trees you help us plant in Africa will combat the destructive impact of climate change, we must also practice what we preach. So, as a statement of intent that we are serious about tackling climate change and meeting our own greenhouse targets, your generous donations will also help plant trees in Ireland – a country with one of the lowest forest coverage levels in Europe.
Trees stop desertification and retain water in arid lands
Trees help sustain people, animals and biodiversity
Trees empower women with new and better opportunities
Trees reverse the migration that breaks up entire communities
Trees provide jobs to those that plant them, tend them and sell their fruits
Trees offer hope to future generations
Contribute to planting 1 tree in Ireland &
support the training and work of guardian communities or plant up to 5 trees on an African Great Green Wall Project
Your donation will help to restore and protect productive land
Your donation will grow food security
Your donation will increase woodlands and protect biodiversity
Your donation will help families and communities stay together
Your donation will help reduce carbon in our atmosphere
Inaugurated in 2018 by the President of Ireland, the project’s partners include the UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification), the African Union, The Tree Council of Ireland, ORGIIS and Aduna.