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trees planted
7,755
surface planted
29 Ha

information

Created in 2015 this project aims at:

  • Preserving ecosystems by planting native Ghaf trees
    Depolluting soils and air near waste treatment areas
    – Enhancing environmental awareness and culture

The ghaf tree is a part of our Arabian heritage and we must protect and preserve it so that future generations can experience their history through it” – Shaikha Al Shamsi, Assistant Manager at Sharjah Girl Guides (Participated to a planting event)

Location

United Arab Emirates

Type

Agroforestry and reforestation

Local partner

Goumbook NGO

Participants

Goumbook team

Achievements

7,755 trees planted

Local partner

Goumbook is a not-for-profit organization aiming at raising awareness on sustainability and green living throughout the Emirates. The Give a Ghaf planting program started in 2010 and joined AccorHotels’ Plant for the Planet program in 2014. Through the partnership, the project moved from seedling propagation to tree plantation.

Plantation models

Species planted

Only one specie is planted in this project: the Ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria), which is one of the few native trees naturally adapted to grow in the harsh desert. It has a key role in providing habitat for a large variety of species: birds, small reptiles and grazers are present in great numbers within afforested areas.

Ghaf tree - Prosopis cineraria

Ghaf tree – Prosopis cineraria

participants

On private sites, plantations are carried out by skilled and professional teams employed by the receiving party. On municipal landfills, trees are mainly planted by volunteer helpers and staff. Give a Ghaf provides additional training before delivering the plants.

Documents

File Description
pdf 2016 Progress Report