WHY GIFT A TREE
Gift a tree is a non commercial
- no-profit initiative. Its sole
aim is the dissemination of ideas and the promotion of a culture of
care for the natural environment, which is so vital to our
The package of proposals here explained is not only thought as a
toolkit for planting trees by citizens. Similar projects have
already been made - often very well - in many places of the world,
through initiatives undertaken by town halls, environmental
associations or companies, for a whole range of reasons.
What differentiate the gift-a-tree initiative
is on the one hand to make freely available a methodology for
the municipalities that wish to undertake a gift-a-tree project.
The methodology provides tools, practical insights, explanations with a
problem solving attitude. In fact highlighting problems
and possible solutions, avoid organisers to start over the
project, each time, from the very beginning.
On the other hand, the gift-a-tree website offers to the public and all
stakeholders, some good reasons for planting trees, so as few
ideas to push local authorities to take action.
Summing up, gift-a-tree
wants to group all the salient
relevant information in a
systematic way while providing
useful (and usable) knowledge. The
final purpose is the promotion of the tree as a means to improve our
quality of life and increase our environmental awareness.
The design and implementation of the project is by piero
morseletto who can be
contacted (using the e-mail
within the link) for recommendations on any written
issue, for any improvements or
any addition / expansion to the website. Even those who wish to
report some interesting initiative that took inspiration from these
pages, are equally invited to get in touch with piero.
content of this website is licensed under a Creative Commons 3.0 license
(i.e. the content of this web site can be displayed, used and
distributed freely as long as it is clearly mentioned the source and
the author; any commercial use is forbidden).
A special thanks goes to the Environment Programme of the United
Nations "The billion tree
campaign,". Gift-a-tree encourages people to
support the UNEP Campaign by registering trees at the plant page of
Finally, another special thanks for helping to build the site and its
contents, goes to SC and SC, for the naturalistic section
features, F.d.C for web design reccomandation, and greatly to
D.M. for the English version. This site was inspired by the birth of CW
and by the thought of G.F.