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Tree Planting

Shrieking Violet tree planting with Ecologi

We are super excited to have teamed up with Ecologi & the Eden reforestation Project to plant one tree for every single item sold via our website!

Click here to find out more about our collaboration & see how many trees have been planted in the Shrieking Violet forest

We plant trees with Ecologi

Why plant trees?

At Shrieking Violet®, we believe trees are a little bit magic.

Forest restoration and reforestation are well-known climate solutions because of trees’ ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their biomass.

This carbon absorption ability is entirely natural, and far exceeds the efficiency of any manmade carbon removal tech that currently exists.

As well as carbon sequestration though, planting trees is a wonderful thing to do for a number of other reasons:

  • Trees provide habitat, shade, shelter, and food for local wildlife. Planting trees therefore supports biodiversity and helps to prevent species loss.
  • Trees can provide products that local community members can sell – like fruits and nuts – without harming the trees themselves.
  • Degraded soil increases the risk of natural hazards like landslides, and the roots of trees help to stabilise the soil and minimise this risk for local communities.
  • Trees can help to purify air and water sources, providing better health outcomes for local communities.
  • Coastal tree species like mangroves provide excellent natural barriers which protect the shoreline from storms.
  • Trees make us feel better: research suggests they have a positive impact on our mental health.

Planting mangroves in Madagascar

Scientific studies have shown that mangroves “sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forests”, and contain “the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems.”

Mangroves are also key part of coastal ecosystems, and “renowned for an array of ecosystem services, including fisheries and fibre production, sediment regulation, and storm/tsunami protection”.

The key to mangroves is the large amounts of biomass stored underground in the extensive root system. These roots support the large trees in muddy coastal areas where mangroves thrive.

To this end, a lot of the trees we have funded to date – in particular at the start of our journey – have been mangroves.