90% of Kenya has been deforested, and we want to change this. Not only by planting trees; but to make sure the trees we have planted survive. Eden has officially planted over 50 million trees and employed more than 1,050 people with a fair wage, and we want to help support them by planting more trees, which creates more jobs for the local community.
One of many reasons why we are planting with Eden is because their success rate is so high, and that's vital for SKOOT because what use is planting trees if they don't live to their full potential decarbonising the world. Between years three and five mangrove trees begin to produce their propagules (baby mangrove trees), resulting in a proliferation of natural regeneration.
Studies have shown that Mangroves are unique in how they germinate. Studies have shown that Mangroves regenerate between 150 to 500 percent due to their unique ability to stay afloat and wait until they reach land to start sprouting a new tree, whereas most seeds would be lost and most likely drown.
Eden is a vital part of SKOOT as they plant 90% mangroves and 10% agroforestry species (fruit, fodder, and construction species designed to provide food security and benefit legitimate human needs). Over time these trees become a source of sustainable income. Eden also has a success rate of over 80%, which makes it one of the leading planting organisations in the world.