Partnering with Trella offers leading businesses an opportunity to demonstrate positive environmental leadership with a trusted and professional partner. Trella’s Enterprise Solutions empower our corporate partners to tell their story and make an impact through cause-based campaigns with measurable results and benefits.
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Reforestation, whether through natural regeneration or tree planting, is at the core of our efforts to protect the environment. Watersheds and lands that have been affected by disturbance events, such as anthropogenic desertification, wildfire, climate change, storm events and insect and disease infestations all need ecosystem repair and planting trees is part of the solution.
Restoring forests and afforestation are top priorities for China. Afforestation establishes forest cover in ecosystems where historically no forest grew but that may have experienced desertification or other ecosystem degradation. Reforestation is a silvicultural treatment used to re-establish forest cover where forest once grew, thus rebuilding forest function. Reforestation allows for the development of forest structure with renewed biodiversity, and a canopy that provides many benefits including wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water, carbon sequestration, wood products for consumers, forest recreation opportunities, reduced erosion, and renewed soil biologic activity. Reforestation sequesters carbon to counter greenhouse gas emissions and counter the effects of climate change.
In some situations, relying on natural regeneration from on-site seed and genetic sources may best meet management objectives. While on other sites where the seed source has been lost due to a natural disturbance, such as a stand-replacing wildfire, tree planting may be needed to restore forest to the site. Trella’s propagation facilities grow native, biologically appropriate seedlings adapted for out-planting on reforestation sites. This assures that forest projects have the best chance of long-term success.
For further details please read about the customized Forestry Solutions and Carbon Neutral Programs that Trella offers.
Factors of Site Selection
Place of Origin
We select native trees because they are the result of local natural selection and are adapted to local soil, rainfall patterns and temperatures. Planting native trees increases biodiversity in the urban forest and diversifies the city landscape keeping it resilient in the face of climate change.
The ideal seedling should be able to put up with the local extreme temperature.
Growth Pattern and Rate
The space a tree needs for growing is often overlooked. However, we bear in mind the shape and size of a tree while calculating the surface and sub-surface space it needs.
The ideal tree should be able to adapt to different intensity of sunlight while maintaining its eco-services in the long run.
Requirements in Maintenance
The ideal tree should require low maintenance in order to promote efficiency in urban forest ecosystem management.
Disease and Insect Resistance
It’s time and energy consuming to apply chemical or biological control, that’s why species with high disease and insect resistance are chosen to minimize the input-output ratio.
Cities can be part of the natural forest system. We drive biodiversity by selecting native species and encouraging the use of a diversity of trees. A healthy forest, in a city or on a mountain, consists of many different kinds of trees.
Individual Tree Gifting
In response to the growing popular interest in programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Trella launched in December 2020 an E-commerce app on Tencent WeChat to serve as its consumer solution platform. Users can learn about the different species of trees grown at the Taizhou center, and have the opportunity to purchase or gift them to reduce their own, or a friend’s, carbon footprint. After their purchase, they can track the amount of carbon their tree has sequestered to date. By creating a user-friendly and interactive platform to learn about, purchase and gift trees, we are directly contributing to the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
By creating a user-friendly and interactive platform to learn about, purchase and gift trees, we are directly contributing to the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Access the Tree Gifting mini app or scan this WeChat QR code.
Trees and ecosystems don’t work long without understanding. Civic ecology is an important part of growing healthy and productive forests and urban forests. Our forests will sequester more carbon when society cares and learns more about them. Education starts before trees are planted and continues long after tree roots enter the earth. Eco-benefits form the access point for all to understand sustainability and biodiversity in Trella’s various education endeavors. They are explored through the lens of growing seedlings, and tree planting in an urban forestry. Each topic is presented as an answer to a need of the tree or citizen, such as digging the right kind of hole that will keep the roots healthy. Read more about this on our Education & Research page.
- Trella’s Biodiversity Work PublishedTrella grows trees for forests in China. It only uses species native to China. This maintains forest biodiversity and supports the ecosystem. This work has been recognized by in the newly published book: 100+ Biodiversity Practices and Actions Around the World. The case studies that make up the book were written and gathered in 2021 … Read more
- World Earth DayOn Earth Day April 22, 2021, SAP donated more than 1,000 native Chinese trees to the Second Affiliated High School of Shanghai Normal University to implement the SAP’s “Plant 5 million trees worldwide by 2025 ” pledge. SAP and Trella held a 1000 tree donation and tree planting ceremony at the school. Mr. Dong Zhigang, … Read more