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International Day of Forests - UN-REDD Tree Giveaway

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Dear UNKLESA Members,

To celebrate International Day of Forests, Thursday 21 March, we are giving away tree seedlings to UN staff and their families. Trees to plant in your garden or to plant in your child’s school.

Why trees? Trees give shade and trees bring life: they bring birds and butterflies to the garden. And you can help to save the climate. During its lifetime, a tree can remove over 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere.

So come on Thursday 21 March between 1:00 and 5:00 pm to the tree stand near the main cafeteria to pick up your free tree!

The seedlings come in a container but it’s still good to bring a box or towel to wrap around it. We’ll be providing a bin to recycle the tree containers.

At the stand, you will also be able to get expert knowledge about the indigenous tree seedlings available – their history, how to plant them, what their uses are, etc.

This event is being organized by the UN Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (UN-REDD Programme) in collaboration with UNON, and the Brackenhurst Botanic Garden (

Looking forward to seeing you there – we will have around 1,000 tree seedlings from 15 different indigenous East African tree species available. First come, first served.

The UN-REDD Team
(FAO, UNDP, UN Environment)