trees planted 160,055
hectares restored updating
since 2020

Empowering Communities to Plant Trees in Guatemala

Decades of unsustainable agricultural practices, such as cash crop monocultures and cattle ranching, have made Guatemala one of the countries most susceptible to deforestation, and resulted in a myriad of environmental and socio-economic problems, particularly affecting indigenous communities.
With Plantemos, we are mobilizing groups of volunteers to plant trees all around Guatemala, with the aim of also inspiring others to protect nearby forests.

Partners

Planting method

Nursery, Agroforestry, Inga Alley Cropping, Contour Lines

Planting season

May-September

Main threats

Monocropping, Droughts, Man-made fires, Slash and burn practices, Overgrazing

Wildlife protected

Spider Monkey, White Tail Deer, Tapir, Ant Eater, Quetzal

Challenges

Poverty, Political instability, Land tenure issues, Lack of knowledge on regenerative alternatives

Top tree species

Pinus pseudostrobus
Native Species
Nectandra spp.
Native Species
Platymicium dimorphandrum
Native Species
Quercus sect. Lobatae
Native Species
Gliricidia sepium
Native Species
Inga edulis
Native Species
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