Let’s adopt trees!

You can support our programs by adopting trees. We focus on peatland conservation, forest fire prevention and community development.

The Tree Adoption Program is a program designed for people who want to contribute actively to the restoration of peatland. By planting trees with us, supporters are not only helping the planet, but also contributing to the livelihood of the community surrounding the burned area in Central Borneo.

HOW TO ADOPT:

  • Choose the tree species you want to adopt
  • Fill the form below to adopt your tree
  • We will provide signage for every 10 trees you plant
  • Read our blog for the latest planting activities and photos

We will monitor each tree for a year and post progress reports on our blog post every 6 months

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Balangeran (Shorea blangeran)

What tree is it?
Balangeran can grow as tall as 20-25 meters with a branch-free stem height of 15 meters. The wood from this tree is classified as Strong Class II, so it is suitable for building materials (Martawijaya et al., 1989). Several studies have shown that phytochemical compounds in the bark of Shorea balangeran function as antioxidants (Wardani and Susilo, 2016). Based on IUCN Red List, balangeran is a rare and endangered species. One of the ways to conserve Shorea balangeran is by planting them for peatland rehabilitation.
Capture CO2: coming soon
Local use: coming soon
Ecology: Balangeran is known as a pioneer species capable of forming initial restorative conditions for degraded peatlands thanks to its high level of adaptability.

Jelutong (Dyera costulata)

What tree is it?
Jelutong is a large, deciduous, canopy tree with a spreading crown that can grow up to 75 meters tall. It has an unbuttressed bole that can be unbranched for 15 – 30 meters and up to 3 meters in diameter. Historically, the plant has been tapped commercially for its latex for hundreds of years. Capture CO2: coming soon
Local use: coming soon

Ramin (Gonystylus bancanus)

What tree is it?
One of the types of plants that are mainstay in peat-swamp forest is ramin. Ramin has been included in the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2001 as critically endangered species. It has also been included in the Convention on International Trade in Plants and Wildlife of Threatened Species (CITES) since 2005, which means that the trading of ramin is specially and heavily regulated. Ramin stems are generally straight and tall. They can reach 40-45 meters.
Capture CO2: coming soon
Local use: coming soon