environment Our annual tree planting event

We count on you to help us grow a better future!

Jane Goodall’s Roots&Shoots groups plant many trees all over the world. In Belgium, we organize a big annual tree planting event joining people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to plant a forest in one day. The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium and its partners have already planted 24 000 trees over the years and this year we’re planning to plant 4000 trees with your help!

Join our third fourth of Forest in One Day

This year, Forest in One Day is taking place on a 2 hectares large plot of land in Alken. We will plant 4000 linden and maple trees with your help! All this, just in ONE day!

During the day, you’ll also learn all about forests and trees, discover the link between chimpanzees and forest ecology as well as offer guided nature walks to groups that will provide information on nature, birds, and composting. You’ll also enjoy some fresh and savoury soup.

Sponsor your trees and come and plant them with your family, friends, colleagues or even neighbours.

For every tree planted here, a tree is planted for the chimpanzees!

What is great about JGI Belgium’s tree planting event is that, not only are you benefiting Belgium, but you are also getting the Roots&Shoots Burundi children involved. The trees that they will be planting in the Makamba region, South of Burundi, for every one of ours, will serve as a corridor connecting different nature reserves. Once these forests are connected it allows for Chimpanzees to move more freely and for isolated groups to come together, enhancing their genetic pool. The trees planted inBurundi are also fruit trees so not only will they serve as a passage and home for chimps, but they will provide nutrition as well. By getting up and helping your community by planting a tree in Belgium you are helping children in Burundi get out and benefit their community and chimpanzees which is what makes the JGI Belgium tree planting event truly unique.

Practical information:

Where: Hoogstraat 9 in Alken
When: Sunday 4 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00


If you can’t make it to the event on the day but you would like to contribute to our new forest then you can sponsor a tree and we will plant it for you or you can sponsor a child where you will make it possible for a child who rarely gets the chance to visit the rural parts of our country to come and join in the event. Thanks to your support we’ll be able to arrange transport from Brussels for these children. Thank you very much!

Your school is interested in participating?

Contact us. We will organise a workshop in your school (limited number of workshops available).

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Forest in One Day 2014

Read more about our past edition of Forest in One Day 2014.

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