Global pledges to restore degraded landscapes through ambitious tree planting initiatives have created an encouraging momentum in countries worldwide. But science shows that simply planting a tree isn’t enough: efforts require careful planning and investment to establish and maintain healthy, productive plantations.
CIFOR-ICRAF research on seedling management and tree planting aims to dispel common misconceptions and provide a critical evidence base for both policymakers and practitioners. In this way, we are supporting the development of viable and sustainable initiatives that ensure the momentum behind today’s tree growing investments carries benefits through to future generations.
Tree planting: Fast facts