We’ve set ourselves the challenge of planting ONE MILLION TREES worldwide in five years!
We’re almost at the end of the second year of this exciting challenge and thanks to your support and the incredibly hard work of our tree planting partners- an amazing393,755treeshave been planted!
While it’s true, there are still plenty of negative environmental stats to report, today, we’re taking the time to look at how our tree-planting partners are transforming people’s lives, across the world, from the (tree-) roots up!
The Khasi people are forest-dependent and their culture has many ties to their natural surroundings but in recent times economic hardship has put a lot of pressure on their beloved trees. We Forest has been supporting the community to regenerate their forests since 2016 and has transformed the local landscape.
Discover what the forest means to the Khasi people and how they’re fighting to preserve it
We Forest works alongside local communities to reduce the pressures on the forest by empowering them with a number of livelihood initiatives. One such program is providing partially subsidised fuel-efficient cookers to 5,000 households in the area. Not only has this reduced tree felling for firewood but it has also improved forest and family health.
Meet Medalin, a 32 year-old labourer and mother of four living in the Khasi Hills. In the past, her family used up more than 1800 kg of firewood for cooking every year. In addition to felling trees, her family’s dependence on firewood added more than 200 euros equivalent to their annual expenses. Thanks to a 40% subsidy from WeForest, Medalin was able to afford an LPG connection. Now she uses gas for both cooking and heating for a fraction of the cost, protecting her family from health-damaging smoke and protecting the forests of the Khasi Hills.
We plant 3 trees with the Arbor Day Foundation for every Tree Tent sold in our Bend store. They're currently focused on planting native tree species in the Mississippi River Valley region.This area is one of the most important wetland resources on the North American continent. It was originally covered with 25 million acres of forestland, today less than 5 million acres of this precious woodland remains! This has resulted in a decline in wildlife, a loss of natural flood control, a decrease in water quality, and an increasing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation efforts will improve water quality by filtering out pollutants in the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and allow these lands to flourish once more.
Eden Reforestation Projects, Madagascar Madagascar is a vibrant nation, rich in biodiversity- over 200,000 species of its plants and animals don’t exist anywhere else in the world! However, over the past 50 years, more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed. This has deprived the Malagasy people of their livelihoods, displaced entire animal species and destabilised the coastline, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.
A major driving force behind the deforestation was extreme poverty. So, Eden Reforestation Projects took an innovative approach to tackle this problem. They have been employing villagers to plant trees since 2007. Thanks to their efforts 191,296,596 trees have been planted and 1,912,966 workdays created
Check out their video below to see how Madagascan farmers have rebuilt the country’s precious mangrove forests while lifting themselves out of poverty.
Watch this space for more exciting tree planting news. This year marks an even bigger, better push for a greener planet!
As the summer winds down and our thoughts turn towards autumnal adventures ahead, we’re looking back on a truly awesome season of Tentsile’s Camp Outs!
Last year’s inaugural Tree Tent events were record-breaking, but ourcamp outsin Germany and California this summer reached even greater heights. We saw more people hanging out in trees than ever before! Altogether over 350 people came to elevate their adventure - making these the largest tree camps in the world,(that we know of)!
First, we kicked off in July with our US Camp Out, under the majestic Californian redwoods atCamp Navarro. Then, we saw out the season in style atZeltwiese Absberg, on the banks of the beautiful Brombachsee Reservoir!
Both sites gave our campers the chance to branch out and reconnect with nature infun, new and exciting ways. For those who wanted an action-packed adventure weekend; tree climbing, SUP boarding, kayaking, hiking and even water biking were on offer! Our more laid-back guests could take up yoga or lounge on the lake in the brand new Tentsile Universe. Kids and adults alike got crafty with face paint, seed bombs and tree-mendousartwork. There really was something for everyone!
Photo by: Tom Kahler
Delicious local food & drink, awesome music and, of course,incrediblecompany topped it all off to make thecamp outsa truly memorable occasion! But, don’t take our word for it! Check out the Tentsile Tribe’s take on it all…
What’s more, not only did our forest frolics help attendeesget backto nature, they alsogave backto nature! We already plant 18 trees for every Tree Tent purchased, so to up our game even further we decided that for every Camp Out Ticket sold we’d plant an extra 3 trees. This, along with the Reforestation Raffle at both events, meant that between them our guests helped plant an amazing 1,482 trees!
Needless to say, none of this would’ve been possible without the incredible people involved. Firstly, we’d like to thank:Zeltwiese Absberg&Camp Navarrofor hosting an unforgettable experience in unbelievable locations; secondly, our sponsors and staff for all their hard work; finally, and most importantly, we’d like to thank our Camp Outattendees. We don’t get to hang out in the great outdoors with you as often as we’d like, but when the Tentsile Tribe comes together it really is something special. Watch this space for more Tree Tent Festivals in the future, and until then, see you in the trees!
Pets are a big part of the family. That’s why when you go camping it’s hard to leave your furry friends at home. Taking a pet on any outing will have challenges, but if you prepare, prepare, and prepare some more, it will be the adventure of a lifetime!
We’ve put together some helpful tips to make sure you can enjoy the great outdoors with your loyal companion…
We are happy to announce our new membership to the European Outdoor Conservation Association! By joining this esteemed not-for-profit association, we will be able to support even more conservation projects all around the world.
We made the #TentsileAdventure series to share all of the amazing adventures and outings the Tentsile Tribe are taking part in, and when we say adventure – we mean it!
This week, we spoke to a young English couple, as they brave an incredible year-long journey cycling around the world! You won’t believe some of these stories, so read on to get inspired for your own #TentsileAdventure…
Our environmental goals don’t just end with planting trees, oh no! We are also dedicated to taking care of the amazing forests that already exist…
April marks the 3rd year anniversary of Tentsile as proud partners of Leave No Trace, an organisation that protects the outdoors by teaching people to enjoy it responsibly. To help you all camp with care, here are the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace with Tentsile Tree Tents...
To celebrate Tentsile’s 5th birthday, we’ve launched not 1, not 2 but 5 NEW products!
What’s different about these new models? I hear you ask – Well, the answer is, lots! We’ve listened to your feedback to develop additions to the range that covers every treetop adventure you can imagine. More options, more adventures...
At Tentsile, we design for play. We love it when we figure out new, fun, and interesting set-ups. From the mega Connect Trilogy to the lightweight Flite+ Combo, there are so many ways to enjoy camping in the trees!
The most spectacular set-up has got to be the Tentsile Stack.
These are our 5 simple steps to start planning your own…
In the environmental world there are plenty of negatives to report, but just for today, we want to share what your 165,000 trees have done to help the planet, and what 1 MILLION could possibly achieve. Trust us, it’s pretty amazing what trees can do!