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 announce TREE Hong Kong's 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 80,000 trees throughout Java? that’s about 231 football pitches or an area larger than Ap Lei Chau island, the home of our flagship store! these trees will capture around 19,400 tonnes of CO2 during their lifetime (enough to offset the CO2 released by a passenger flying around the world 4.585 times!)
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, 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.
“we’re proud to continue our journey with Trees4Trees, who we have planted trees with for over a decade and share our dedication to giving back to our precious natural resources. it means so much to be taking this next step together to create a positive change in Wonosari village.” – Kate Babington, TREE
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!