with every sustainably stylish piece you invest in from TREE, you are also investing in the future of our planet. with your continued support, as well as the help of our longstanding partner, Trees4Trees, we are delighted to have made a long-term commitment to transformational tree planting projects at Wonosari village in Central Java, Indonesia.
by focusing our efforts on Wonosari, located on the island from which many of our pieces originate, we aim to truly make a difference, bringing a canopy of benefits to this community and landscape in need.
did you know TREE Hong Kong has already planted over 90,000 trees throughout Java? that’s about 257 football pitches or an area larger than Ap Lei Chau island, the home of our flagship store! these trees will capture around 21,590 tonnes of CO2 during their lifetime (enough to offset the CO2 released by a passenger flying around the world 5,100 times!)
TREE planting 2020 was a year of challenges and achievements – read our bLOG post as we reflect on some of the lessons we learned as we enter a second year of restoring the village forests.
take a look at some of the species we’ve planted so far!
this wonderfully textured hard wood is perfect for homewares
the warm toned hard wood from which so many of our pieces are made!
this hard wood is beautifully rich in tone
this fast-growing wood is harvestable after 5-7 years!
a member of the mahogany hard wood family
a coarse-grained, pleasingly rustic hard wood
a variety of crops and conservation species, balancing farmer income with forest replenishment
Wonosari, nestled in Central Java with a population of 79,950 (mainly comprised of farming families), has been severely impacted by environmental degradation and deforestation. this, along with a dependency on rainfall has limited farmers’ harvest to just once a year. this has, in turn, decreased their resources and income, greatly impacting their livelihoods.
our goal is to help Wonosari flourish through a combination of extensive tree planting (click here to discover the wonderful tree species we're planting in our forest!), education and training, creating a synergy between forests and farming, nourishing a sustainable environment and equipping the village community with the skills to maintain this landscape for generations to come.
“the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. the second best time is now.”
– Chinese proverb
we’re proud to have worked with the wonderful not-for-profit foundation Trees4Trees since our tree planting journey began. based in Indonesia, it partners with local communities to renew their environment through reforestation and education programmes. through work just as that taking place with our support in Wonosari village, Trees4Trees contributes to positive development across Indonesia, building community-based forestry and promoting sustainable forest management.
“TREE has been one of our earliest and most dedicated planting partners. Over the years they have steadily made generous contributions in support of the environment and local communities where their products are sourced. Our current project, the TREE forest will accomplish so much more, restoring not only deforested lands but returning the local community’s livelihoods as well. Thank you TREE!” – Devi Silvia, Trees4Trees
it simply wouldn’t be possible for us to plant thousands of trees every year and support villages in need like Wonosari without the help of our customers. from the heart and all of us at TREE Hong Kong, we thank you for your ongoing support.
want to track our journey so far? use the widget on the right to discover where we have planted our trees
as our tree planting year at Wonosari progresses, we’ll be sharing stories of the village, its community and our tree planting efforts. stay tuned – and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for our tree planting updates!