Forest Restoration

Bringing forests back following land abandonment is a complicated task. Often, the land has been used intensively (e.g. cattle grazing) and for such prolonged timeframes (>50 years) that primary forests that once existed might never return if left alone. Planted forests do not have a comparable degree of biodiversity or the structural complexity of an old growth forest. Birds have fewer trees good for nesting, epiphytes, plants growing on other plants, are absent and decaying deadwood is far from the necessary amount for ecosystem sustainability. Some wildlife populations have been driven to local extinction. In fact, many species associated with old growth primary forests are still missing from these traditionally restored ones. By focusing on restoring the missing biodiversity and the old-growth inter-species interactions, we will restore stability to the ecosystem.

Trees and forests are ideally positioned to create jobs where they are needed most: in urban neighborhoods and rural communities. SEEDseller has developed new efforts through our flagship forest restoration programs with local communities and our partner groups to create new economic opportunities. Learn more.

Why SEEDseller?

At SEEDseller we inspire and advances the conservation of forests, which are essential to life. We do this by helping communities restoring threatened forest ecosystems while meeting the needs of the communities that rely on them, promoting and expanding urban forests, and increasing understanding of the importance of forests. We value collaboration by sharing what we know and seeking opportunities to work with others who share our desire to practice ecologically, economically, and socially responsible forestry. In doing so, we hope to develop best practices towards fostering healthy tropical ecosystems and sharing solutions locally and internationally.

We all intuitively know that being in nature makes us feel connected, alive, joyful, part of something greater, and more and more research is showing just how important having access to the natural world is for our health and wellbeing. But despite our reverence for nature, there is a reality that we all must face: that the natural world is in jeopardy.

We are passionate about making a difference with our work. We are supporting agro-forestry initiatives that transforms lives of farmers and their landscapes, through intercropping or growing a grove. We encourage the farmers to plant ecologically and economically beneficial, native or naturalized trees.

We are committed to:

With our staff, members, and partners collaborate to:

  • Determining key areas for restoration & habitat migration
  • Increasing species diversity by making forests more complex
  • Promoting our ideas through education and storytelling
  • Building public awareness about decisions that impact restoration efforts

Each of us has an individual and collective responsibility to reforest our planet: to protect our one and only home and all that we know to be sacred. Strategic tree planting takes carbon out of the atmosphere and helps mitigate the impacts of climate change, and we are calling all of you to stand with us. Together we can make a better world for future generations.