Burkina Faso, one year on

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It’s been more than a year since thanks to your searches we started supporting a tree planting project in Burkina Faso.

We can use satellites, drones and many other technologies to measure the impact of our work. But nothing beats simply going there to see it for ourselves, especially in the early stages of tree planting:

We sure didn’t expect to see the rain when we arrived at the beginning of the dry season. But we were lucky enough to be caught by a rain storm. This gave our tree-planting officer Pieter the best setting to actually show you why this tree planting technique is simply brilliant:

As the roots of the trees dive deeper into the earth, this will raise groundwater back to the arid surface and restore the soil, making it fertile again.

That’s why reforestation is about so much more than just planting trees. It’s about empowering people to take back what is theirs: their future.

The Ecosia Team