Our Partners

One Tree Planted

OneTreePlanted.org

One Tree Planted was founded in 2014 by Matt Hill in Vermont with the intentions of making it easy for people to give back to the environment. 

One Tree Planted primarily focuses on reforestation because planting trees can have a big impact on biodiversity, climate change, and health.

One Tree Planted is located in 4 regions: North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. 

However, since Planty Dropper is an American company, we only donate to the North American region through OTP.

They plant in California, Oregon, Colorado, Florida, and Appalachia (from New York to Alabama).

Tree species vary region by region, but are typically natively grown trees. You can see the tree species that are being planted in each region by choosing a state and then clicking the ‘Tree Species’ tab.

80-90% of all trees planted make it into adulthood.

As of the end of 2018, One Tree Planted has put over 2,500,000 saplings in the ground.

Trees for the Future

Trees.org

Dave and Grace Deppner started planting trees in the Philippines after seeing human tragedy brought on by illegal logging and unsustainable land management systems. In 1989, Trees for the Future was officially created as a nonprofit. 

Trees for the Future focuses on improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands.

Their goal is to bring over 1,000,000 people out of hunger and poverty by planting 125,000 forest gardens by 2025.

Trees for the Future plants Sub-Saharan Africa. These countries are: Camaroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Guinea, and Tanzania. 

Trees for the Future does NOT plant native trees. Due to deforestation and land degradation, native trees cannot survive the harsh, full sunlight and arid conditions.

Most of their trees planted are fast-growing trees, thorny trees, hardwoods and fruit tree species. You can check out their massive list of tree species at the bottom of their FAQ

Trees for the Future doesn’t disclose their tree survival rate, however, they check up on farmers and their trees at least every six months for a four year period, and make adjustments as needed. 

Trees for the Future has planted over 115,000,000 trees since 1989.

They plan to cover over 250,000 acres with Forest Gardens for Farmers by 2025. 

Planty Dropper donates 33.33% of its charity funds to One Tree Planted, and 66.66%to Trees for the Future. 

We came up with this ratio because of the following reasons:

1. Both organizations are fantastic in their own ways. Trees for the Future is working hard to end poverty, hunger, and deforestation in Africa. One Tree Planted is working hard to end deforestation in the United States. We simply couldn’t pick just one non-profit. 

2. Trees for the Future is a non-profit that is good for people and the environment. However, our subscribers will likely never get the opportunity to volunteer for Trees for the Future or enjoy any of the trees planted. The United States also has reforestation needs, and we don’t want to ignore that.