one tree planted

May 14, 2024

one tree planted

We love trees! And why wouldn’t we? We all know the important role trees play in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide but did you know that forests provide jobs for over 1.6 billion people? Did you know that hospital patients with rooms overlooking trees recover faster than those without such a vista? One more, had you realized a single tree can be home to a hundred different species of insect, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants? The list goes on to what mother natures green creations are responsible for and that’s why TRIBE has recently got involved with the amazing non profit organization One Tree Planted and our green fingers are thrilled! 

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At TRIBE we’re all for working with natural materials but timber is increasingly threatened worldwide with Mahogany and Teak at the top of the charts being classified as critically endangered. 80% of the world forests have already been destroyed and every 2 seconds man cuts down a forest area the size of a football pitch - a terrifying thought. One Tree Planted explains ‘ deforestation comes in many forms including fires, clear-cutting for agriculture, ranching and development, unsustainable logging for timber, and degradation due to climate change’. Our wooden resources come at a great cost to both humans and wildlife too - according to One Tree planted, 28,000 species are expected to become extinct in the next 25 years due to deforestation and when you know that what remains of todays forestry is home to two-thirds of all existing animals and plants we must look to how we can revert these already alarming statistics and prevent further extinctions to animal and plant species.

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With roots (sorry!) in Vermont, One Tree Planted works with reforestation organizations around the world providing financial support and know-how to get more trees in the ground. “We started in 2014 with a mission to make it simple for people to help the environment. One dollar. One tree. We pool the donations for each project and send the funds to our reforestation partners. We vet our partners to ensure that we maintain a tree survival rate of 80-90%. Planting trees is such a simple and effective way to make an impact. Trees clean the air we breathe and the water we drink. They help stabilize our climate, provide habitat for biodiversity, and create sustainable jobs”. 

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“we vet our partners to ensure that we maintain a tree survival rate of 80-90%”

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Reflecting on this years launch of TRIBE’s latest furniture collection PEG+, designed and made by TRIBE using 100% reclaimed wood, our support for the One Tree Planted program couldn't be more fitting. Wood is something we take for granted but it’s a resource and lifeline for many communities and wildlife globally. TRIBE will continue to plant trees as part of our company’s social responsibility and to support initiatives to re-generate rainforests. We strive to be the change that we want and to set the benchmark for other companies to take action. We can all do something. So far TRIBE has planted 100 trees through the program - we’ll keep you up to date on our buds and if you want to find out more or support the project yourself you can find information on their website onetreeplanted.org 

Credit: One Tree Planted

*fun tree facts and pictures courtesy of One Tree Planted

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