CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Tree planting

Tree planting

Putting the right tree in the right place for the right purpose to reap benefits today – and into the future.

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.

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Manuel R. Guariguata

CIFOR-ICRAF Senior Associate

Tree planting: Fast facts

Of all possible land-based mitigation solutions, tree planting offers the highest potential for removing CO2 from the atmosphere