A farmer at Pati measuring trees height to calculate growth and yield

Collaboration with the academic community has always been high on the agenda of Trees4Trees. Combining the physical planting, growing and community social impact data that Trees4Trees generates with the theoretical knowledge and analysis of the institutions of learning provides a valuable benefit to both groups.

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Community Consultation - SIA

Successful forest management requires the full cooperation of the communities who are affected by these activities. Gaining this trust and cooperation requires a deep understanding of the area and its inhabitants. The people side of this exercise is called Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and considers a community’s culture and economy.

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3 Year Sengon

After almost four years of planting and growing experience in early 2011, Trees4Trees™ looked back at the success of these activities.

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Students at Mantren Elementary School and Gaja Mada University

"Planting trees is a way of engaging children in making plans for their future" Anida Metha Anggriasari and her fellow graduate students from Gajah  Mada University set out to prove this in their Real  Work  Practice  project.

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Mr. Melle discussing forest management with farmer

The Dutch association of senior professionals, PUM, generously sent an experienced tropical forester, Mr. Gideon van Melle, to evaluate Trees4Trees' operations.

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Pak Cipto 2008

“I decided to take Trees4Trees’ offer of free teak seedlings in 2008, well, why not? I had space to spare between my other crops and trees do not need much maintenance”

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Teak Tree growth at 12 months

Is it worthwhile to plant trees?? Does it matter??

Some trees grow incredibly slowly, but it all adds up when they grow to maturity.

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Trees4Trees™ first introduced the tree planting program in the village of Kertajaya, he wasn't interested . He felt this was just another initiative where officials come round making speeches and promises, and then nothing would happen. When Trees4Trees™ started sending staff in to map the area in preparation of planting, Mucholil began to change his mind.

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Featured stories

Harvesting responsible wood

Trees4Trees™ has been planting trees in Central Java communities since 2007. One of the big benefits of community forestry is that in addition to added tree cover it provides an income for those communities when the trees are harvested. Some of the fast growing species planted by Trees4Trees are already coming to harvest-able maturity.

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Maintenance in the upstream river area is important to ongoing healthy water supply

Water is the essence of life and to provide a healthy living environment for local communities, the water supply must be clean and protected.

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