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Wabanaki-Acadian Forest Restoration

Tree Planting Done Right

Tree planting is one of the most effective solutions we have to mitigate climate change. We work in the Canadian Maritime Provinces to transform deforested land into thriving forests permanently returned to the natural ecosystem. In New Brunswick specifically, we have planted more than 600,000 native trees and restored 700 acres of land. Within 10-15 years, newly restored forests begin to draw a significant amount of carbon out of the atmosphere, a process that increases as trees are allowed to mature.

Why New Brunswick? According to data collected by the Conference Board of Canada, New Brunswick has the country’s highest forest use intensity, removing forests from the landscape faster than they can be replaced. In the last 25 years, 36% of New Brunswick forest has been cut, which is more than three times Canada’s average. To regrow these clear-cut forests for improved climate change resilience and mitigation, Community Forests International plants a diversity of climate-change resilient, native species on degraded lands. We develop long-term stewardship plans for the reforested lands and conduct outreach activities to increase public awareness of the need to restore forested landscapes.

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Our Impact

Community Forests International plants trees that will be resilient in a changing climate and protects new forests from future harvesting.

  • 1,600

    Acres Restored

    Transforming deforested land into thriving forests.

  • 13

    Native Tree Species

    Planting a diversity of trees for climate resilience.

  • 940K

    Trees Planted

    Restoring and protecting forests.