Plant a tree for Arbor Day


More than a tree

Plant a pongamia tree and help regenerate depleted soil, slow climate change and provide a renewable source of income for Tibetan refugees.

It is an American tradition each spring for schoolchildren to come home with a small pine or maple sapling to be planted in the yard in honor of Arbor Day.  If you were like me, you were lucky if your tree lasted for more than a year. That’s because growing trees is tough–it takes long-term care and commitment to nurture a tree from its tiny beginning.

To make a strong impact through reforestation, the Himalayan Institute has partnered with the Tibetan Government-in-exile in India to plant 100,000 trees in Tibetan refugee settlements. The Institute provides thorough education and support so that Tibetan farmers can bring the trees successfully from nursery to maturity.

This year, plant a tree that will make a lasting difference.

Meet Doje and learn more about the Trees For Tibet Campaign:

Our goal is to plant 100,000 trees by the end of 2012, one tree for each Tibetan refugee living in India. Help us reach our goal!

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