Plant trees with Christian Aid

By staff writers
15 Mar 2007
Diarmuid Gavin planting trees with Christian Aid

This year Christian Aid Week will focus on going green to highlight the impact of climate change on the developing world.

You can help Christian Aid plant trees, by giving a gift on someone else's behalf through their Present Aid site.

Whether it's for a birthday or anniversary present, you can choose the gift of planting trees with Christian Aid quickly and easily online. A card is then dispatched with your personal message telling your friend or family member that you have arranged for trees to be planted with Christian Aid on their behalf.

The trees planted with Christian Aid will go to Honduras. In Honduras, new trees are vital. They act as wind breaks, hold soil together in tropical storms and prevent mudslides. Thanks to Christian Aid's local partner organisations, Christian Aid is helping nursery workers reforest whole areas. Planting Tress with Christian Aid could put many more saplings on slopes, and prevent storms from washing away people’s homes and livelihoods.

Talking about planting trees with Christian Aid, Diarmuid Gavin, Garden designer and TV presenter said; "In Kenya, I saw how farmers are being exceptionally creative, with Christian Aid’s help, in preventing natural disasters by planting trees in the right places. 2,000 saplings from Present Aid cost £35, and could mean storms don’t wash away people’s homes and livelihoods. That’s a fantastic idea for a present."

Click here to find out how to plant trees with Christian Aid

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