Trees4Trees is a non-profit foundation that empowers local communities with reforestation initiatives and related education programs.
WHAT THEY DO
The foundation provides top quality seedlings of species like teak, mango, and mahogany (amongst others) to local farmers and land owners in Indonesia. The program offers technical guidance on the best planting protocols and forestry practices to maximise value and product with a reduced detriment to the local environment.
Over the last 3 years, Trees4Tree has planted over 600,000 trees in various regions, with support primarily from manufacturing and retail participants like Naturally Timber Australia, who fund the replacement of trees used in the manufacturing process, out of pocket.
Species planted are ones with high commercial demand. They are used for their growth suitability, extended planting use and commercial demand and appeal.
WHY THEY DO IT
Community based forestry is acknowledged as one of the key strategies to promote a more sustainable forest management, whilst reducing poverty in rural areas – mainly in developing countries. With the help of Naturally Timber Australia, the standards of living can be maintained and improved, with positive contribution to local development through this use of forestry sustainably.
The Trees4Trees program is about the local development of assets, skills and knowledge for the benefit of the local community as growers and producers, and additionally to provide proper job prospects for future generations. The benefits of this improve both the livelihood of the community and the retailing industry.
WHY NATURALLY TIMBER AUSTRALIA SUPPORTS TREES4TREES
It is not surprising that on a global scale, forests are important for the general health of the planet and the fight against global warming, but on a smaller scale, sustainable forests provide the basis for local economies to thrive.
We understand that we need to think more carefully about how we use the world’s resources and buying ethically is a choice more and more of our customers are choosing to make.
Naturally Timber Australia is proud to support community based forestry as it promotes sustainable forest management and in reducing poverty in rural areas in developing countries.