If you are unsure what to buy as a gift for an upcoming wedding we have the perfect gift idea for you - give the bride and groom a forest! Yes, we mean it! It has genuinely beautiful connotations. Planting a seed and nurturing it while it grows to become a strong healthy tree is in its essence much like love and marriage.
On more practical terms, you will be giving them a head start in leading a life which is more balanced with the environment.
They will receive:
- The GPS coordinates of their tree when it is planted
- Beautiful high-definition photos of their tree and surrounding forest in different seasons and weather
- A quarterly email update on the project where theirr trees are planted
- A quarterly newsletter keeping them up to speed on our on-going fight against climate change and our rewilding efforts
To avoid the hot, harsh Portuguese summers, we will be tree planting in October 2017. 50% of the trees will go to the Faia Brava reserve, located in the Coa Valley in the northeast of Portugal. This is the most ambitious rewilding project in the country, perhaps even Europe. The 1000+ hectares of privately protected land is home to wild horses, wild taurus, beech martens, polecats, wild cats, foxes and birds such as the Iberian imperial eagle, black vulture, kites, golden eagle, eagle owl and the Bonelli’s eagle. The remaining 50% of trees will go to land managed by our partners Montis. Their work focuses specifically on native fire-resistant forests to help avoid the type of disaster that killed 64 people in Portugal this summer.