Join Trees of Music in planting 50,000 Pernambuco saplings, helping to regenerate the Atlantic Forest
The tree that gives voice to the strings is facing extinction.
String players rely on the unique resonance of Pernambuco wood, which has been used to make bows since the 1700s. Deforestation in the Atlantic Forest has wreaked havoc on these trees, with 93% of the forest decimated and fewer than 2,000 Pernambuco trees left in the wild.
The Atlantic Forest in Brazil is one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on the planet. It is home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animal species unique to this forest, including endangered jaguars, golden lion tamarins, woolly spider monkeys, maned three-toed sloths and red-tailed parrots.
But this unique and irreplaceable biome is at risk of permanent extinction.
We are reconnecting with the forests that have sustained music, at a time when they desperately need our protection.
Trees of Music aims to reverse the damage wreaked on the forest
Together we will regenerate lost forest and support sustainable bow-makers to keep the music playing.
We aim to:
Plant 50,000 Pernambuco trees
Restore 150 springs
Train 70 farmers to plant and care for the trees
Regenerate 30 hectares of the Atlantic Forest
We can all play a part in saving the Trees of Music
Your donation will go towards seeds, soil, staff and equipment to plant and nurture 50,000 saplings and restore 150 springs over the next two years. For example:
£5 will plant 4 trees
£100 will plant 80 Pernambuco trees
£400 will help regenerate a water spring in the forest
£2,000 will help train 70 local farmers to care for the trees