Tree Planting Across Africa
When you buy any Gumbies product from gumbies.co.uk, we’ll plant mangrove trees on your behalf in either Madagascar, Mozambique, or Kenya.
Providing Local Jobs
Tree planting gives crucial income to local villagers so they can provide for their families again.
Why Are We Planting Mangrove Trees?
Mangrove forests are essential ecosystems whose dense roots serve as an anchor for the soil and coastline, preventing erosion and creating a barrier between harsh ocean systems and land. They store four times as much carbon as even tropical rainforest, making them an important tool to mitigate climate change.
Good For Our Planet
A single mangrove tree can remove over 300 kg of CO2 from the atmosphere, assuming it grows for 25 years. That is roughly 12 kg of CO2 per year.
Additional Impact Effects
In addition to mitigating climate change, forests also have other crucial functions for Earth’s biosphere. They are habitats for a vast majority of Earth’s species of plants and animals. Forests also have huge roles in water provision, soil protection and climate regulation.