In hedged farmland, on field borders, rural trees and hedgerows serve as formidable wildlife corridors, acting as natural barriers to soil erosion and places of refuge for birds, insects and small mammals. Despite being true allies in the fight against climate change, 70% of hedgerows have disappeared under the pressure of intensive farming in France since 1950. Even now, we are losing 11,500 km of hedgerow every year!
Afac-Agroforesteries created the Fonds pour l’Arbre tree fund to reverse this trend by helping to plant rural trees and hedgerows. The fund will do this by collecting donations from benefactors like the Maisons du Monde Foundation, and then redistributing these funds to qualified field operators throughout France to plant hundreds of thousands of trees every year. Farmers, local authorities, nursery owners, researchers and others are all joining forces to get rural trees planted — they really are an ally for the future of our land and biodiversity!
Funds raised through the ARRONDI scheme will :
To find out more about the project, visit the Afac-Agroforesteries website!