A Tree for the Whole Forest 2020

The reforestation campaign "A Tree for the  Forest" is back. For the seventh consecutive year, Quercus and CTT are again patners in this iniciative that aims enabling everyone to participate actively in the plantation of native species in the Protected and Classified Zones of our country, especially in the areas most affected by the fires.

The new kit of the 2020 edition is already available. It is the Fraxinus angustifolia or national ash tree, that may be bought by 3,50 euros, until December  31st, at 300 CTT shops scattered all over the country. It can also be bought in our online store at www.ctt.pt, during the whole year and free of postage charges. The new kit “A Tree for the Forest” has also a QR Code, with a sound message which broadcasts news and instructions to register the kit on the site www.umaarvorepelafloresta.quercus.pt.

The sold kits are converted into trees and bushes of the native species, as the ash tree, cork tree, holm tree, strawberry tree or the chestnut tree, among many others, which will be planted in Protected or Classified Zones during the Spring of 2021, with the active participation of every volunteer who have registered on the website or by sending a mail to voluntarios@quercus.pt.

This is a special year because with everyone´s contribution, we are about to reach 100 thousand planted trees! On the other hand, due to the pandemic affecting us all, the foreseen plantations for this new campaign will also include 8000 trees which could not be planted during March 2020. Every plantation is organized on the ground by Quercus, in cooperation with ICNF – Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (Institute for the Preservation of Nature and Forests).

We wish to congratulate every Portuguese who has joined the previous editions and we urge everyone to join again.

Do help us to continue to reforest Portugal!