As a producer of hardwood products, Henkerman® want to ensure that we put back more forest than what is required to produce our orders.
For this reason we donate to a variety of respected reforestation charity organisations who plant trees across the world. These select charities help tree planting efforts in numerous locations including the forests of California, Australia, British Columbia and the Amazon.
The recent bushfire seasons in Australia and California have been particularly devastating - claiming so many trees, native animals and livelihoods. Reports predict that the 2021 seasons may not be much kinder to the world.
Our latest donation has been given to assist reforestation in California. California's forests provide innumerable benefits, including clean water and air, recreation, habitat, and beautiful scenery. Healthy forests also play an important role in addressing climate change. Five years of drought and a large-scale bark beetle infestation have seriously damaged California’s forests. 2017’s record-breaking wildfire season burned more than 1.3 million acres – an area the size of Delaware, USA. 2020's fire season has consumed close to 3 million acres, resulting in hundreds of millions of trees that will need to be restored.
By planting a tree, we'll help clean the air, provide habitats for biodiversity and support local communities in jobs along the way. Most importantly, we give back much more than what we take out.